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Men In Sheds at Stoke City vs Southampton Match

Stoke City community team invited our Men in Sheds groups to try out their new accessible room at the Bet 365 stadium for the Stoke City vs Southampton game on Saturday 30th September 2017.

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A Positive Approach September 2017

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“Unite Against Dementia” Summit at Bentley Motors

Unite Against Dementia Poster 21-09-17

 

East Cheshire Dementia Action Alliance (ECDAA) are organising a “Unite Against Dementia" Summit on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st 2017.

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NEW Carer's Cafe in Endon/ Staffs Moorlands

We have a new Dementia Carer's Cafe opening in Endon in October. It will take place on the dates below at Endon Methodist Church, 258, Leek Road, Endon, ST9 9DY between 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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Our Specialist Dementia Care Venue "The Brook Centre"

The Brook Centre Launch, Newcastle Under Lyme

We held our official launch of our specialist Dementia Care Centre "The Brook Centre"  on Tuesday 8th August 2017. Here's a round up of the news stories that were shared in the media

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Burton Day Opportunities Launch

On Thursday 20th July we held an open day at Queen Street Community Centre in Burton to celebrate our specialist day care provision moving to this new building.

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Approach Launch Specialist Dementia Care Services at New Location

Approach are pleased to announce the official launch of their new specialist day opportunity dementia care location “The Brook Centre”. The launch will be held on Tuesday 8th August 2017 with an open session from midday until 2:30pm.

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Dementia Friendly Business Webinar 24 July 2017

Want to know more about how your business or organisation can become more dementia-friendly? 

Alzheimer’s Society is hosting a webinar about how to use our ‘Dementia-friendly business guide’ and they would love you to join them.

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A Variety Evening at Swan Bank Church

A huge thank you to Sue Simcoe and David Forrester for organising a variety evening at Swan Bank Church, Burslem on Friday night to support Approach.

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Wade Ceramics Celebrates 10 Years of Dignity Ware

We have been featured in the local newspaper "The Sentinel" today with a quote from our Marketing and Communications Manager Rob Ledgar.

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Volunteers Week 2017

We have had a great week celebrating all of our volunteers brilliant achievements

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Walk to Remember 2017

We had a fantastic morning on Sunday at our Walk to Remember at Westport Lake to kick off Dementia Awareness Week

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Approach collaborate with Our Space to lease former Children’s Special Adventure Playground

Approach are delighted to announce that we have signed a lease agreement for the former Children’s Special Adventure Playground in Stanier Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Ten Ways To Help Raise Awareness of Dementia

We are often asked how can I help raise awareness of dementia so we've put together a list of ten ways that you can assist.

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Florence Tennis and Bowling Club Donation

We have received a very generous donation of £500 from Florence Tennis and Bowling Club.

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Smile - It’s World Oral Health Day

It’s World Oral Health Day on Monday 20th March 2017 and we thought we’d share news of the work Approach has been doing with local dentists to help them become more dementia friendly.

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World Sleep Day

17th March 2017 was World Sleep Day. People with dementia often have a tough time with their sleep, struggling to fall asleep as well as waking regularly throughout the night. 

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Our Harriseahead Cafe is moving!

After nearly three years at Thursfield Community Centre, our Harriseahead café is moving!

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A Positive Approach March 2017

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"Living Well Following Diagnosis" Workshop

Approach attended the North Staffs & Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) “Dementia Workshop – Living Well Following Diagnosis” event on the 19th January 2017 at Port Vale F.C.

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**NEW SERVICE-Dementia Carers Talk Time**

We are very excited to introduce to you a brand new service available to carers living in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Dementia Information Directory- DOWNLOAD

We have very kindly been given access to a directory of information to help people with dementia and carers. 

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Eating with Dementia

Dementia is commonly known to drastically alter and affect the senses and taste buds of many people with the condition.

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Sporting Reminiscence Project with Stoke City Community Trust

Approach and Stoke City Community Trust are working together to launch a new evening based care service for older people that have dementia or other mental health issues.

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Approach link up with HMP Dovegate

Approach have linked up with HMP Dovegate to pilot a scheme to deliver Dementia Awareness programmes within the prison.

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World Alzheimer's Day

21st September is World Alzheimer's day. This annual event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the most common type of dementia affecting 62% of those with a dementia diagnosis.

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Dementia Friendly Church Enablers

Two part-time posts (each 0.4, FTE £25,000)

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Charities Join Forces To Save Special Adventure Playground

Approach and Staffordshire based charity Our Space have created a partnership that will see the former premises of the North Staffs Special Adventure Playground returned to use.  

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A Positive Approach July 2016

Click below to read what we've been up to recently...

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Comfort Dolls Appeal

We are appealing for clean, soft bodied dolls for use in our day care groups.

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Co-op Charity Walk

The Co-Op in Leek are very generously working to support our Approach Day Care Group in Leek. As part of this, the team are taking part in a charity walk. 

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Castletown Group Visit the Mayor

During her time as Mayor Of Newcastle, we were very kindly supported by Councillor Sandra Hambleton. As part of this, our Castletown Day Care Group were invited to to visit the Mayor's Parlour.

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Dementia Action Alliance

We can now announce that Approach has been accepted into the Dementia Action Alliance. 

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Reasons To Be Cheerful

We realise that there are lots of negative words and phrases used when people and the media talk about Dementia, but we know that people can live well with dementia.

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Blythe Bridge Rotary Club

We are thrilled to announce that this year Approach will be supported by Blythe Bridge Rotary Club after being selected as Charity of the Year by President Sue Durose.

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Our CEO Will on BBC Radio Stoke

Our CEO Will Boyce was chatting to Den Siegertsz on BBC Radio Stoke on Saturday 2nd July. 

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CAR BOOT ITEMS WANTED

Do you have any unwanted items you would like to donate to Approach? We are holding another car boot sale in the coming weeks and are desperate for stock to take with us to sell!

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Living with dementia

A series of articles recently in the Sentinel about living with dementia.

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Mobility Aid Appeal

We are appealing for a mobility aid to improve the movement and transport of our service users. 

Can you help us?

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Upcoming Events

Dementia Awareness Event at Freeport Talke

Retailers at Freeport Talke have teamed up with North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Dementia Strategy Group to launch an awareness day at the shopping centre to raise the profile of dementia.


Free Dementia Awareness Training for Carers in Burton

Approach have been commissioned by Staffordshire County Council & Stoke-on-Trent City Council to provide Dementia Awareness Training for Carers. The course is free to attend.


Variety Evening in Memory of Frederick Forrester

Variety Evening in Memory of Frederick Forrester. Sue Simcoe and David Forrester are organising a fundraising event for Approach in memory of David's father, Frederick.


Steffi Fundraises with a "Shimmy Down Memory Lane"

Steffi Ward is holding an event to help raise funds for Approach on Saturday 24th June at Holy Trinity Community Centre, London Road, Newcastle, ST5 1LQ at 7.30pm.


Forget Me Not Café - Chesterton

Today we attended the first Forget Me Not Café in Chesterton today! 


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More News on Facebook & Twitter

You can find more news from Approach on our Facebook and Twitter pages  


Men In Sheds at Stoke City vs Southampton Match

Stoke City community team invited our Men in Sheds groups to try out their new accessible room at the Bet 365 stadium for the Stoke City vs Southampton game on Saturday 30th September 2017.


A Positive Approach September 2017

Our latest newsletter is now live!


“Unite Against Dementia” Summit at Bentley Motors

  East Cheshire Dementia Action Alliance (ECDAA) are organising a “Unite Against Dementia" Summit on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st 2017.


NEW Carer's Cafe in Endon/ Staffs Moorlands

We have a new Dementia Carer's Cafe opening in Endon in October. It will take place on the dates below at Endon Methodist Church, 258, Leek Road, Endon, ST9 9DY between 10.30am to 12.30pm.