News

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

Our latest newsletter is now live!

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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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More News on Facebook & Twitter

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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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Sainsbury's Stoke Charity of the Year

We can now reveal that we are one of three Stoke-on-Trent based charities in the running to be selected as Sainsbury’s Stoke Charity of the Year!

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Give a Carer a Great Day Out For a Fiver!

This carers week, we are launching our 'Give a Carer a Great Day Out For a Fiver' where you can donate just £5 to help give one of our hard working unpaid carers a fun day out to Chester.

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A Carer's Story

As it's carers week, we had a very insightful chat with one of our carers, Harry, who has been using Approach services for over 20 years.

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Twiddlemuff appeal

People with dementia can sometimes have restless hands, therefore requiring constant stimulation.

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THANK YOU!

We would like to say a big thank you to all of our staff, service users and carers that got involved with making Dementia Awareness Week here at Approach such a huge success.

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Mike Pejic becomes a patron of Approach

Approach is delighted to announce Mike Pejic has become a patron of the charity Mike is a former Stoke City and England football player that now represents the UK at Taekwondo.

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Assistive Technology with Jim Ellam

On The Approach Radio Show on Wednesday 18th May, we were joined by special guest Jim Ellam to discuss assistive technology.

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Approach Smartphone App

We have launched an Approach smartphone app to help keep you and our service users be better informed with Approach news and events.

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A Walk to Remember 2016

On Sunday 15th May we were joined by almost 50 walkers and 2 dogs at Westport Lake to kick off Dementia Awareness Week.

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35th Birthday

We celebrated our 35th birthday and the start of Dementia Awareness Week in Burton at our Carer Café with the fantastic entertainers Crackerjack.

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Wordpress Specialist

Approach is an independent Staffordshire based registered charity promoting the welfare of older people with dementia and other mental health needs since 1981.

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Upcoming Events

Forget Me Not Café - Chesterton

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


80's Party Fundraiser

Following the success of our Halloween party in October last year, our day care volunteers, Tony and Penny Butters have organised an 80’s party night to raise funds for Approach.


A Walk to Remember 2017

We are holding our annual Walk to Remember at Westport Lake on Sunday 14th May 2017. 10.00am-1.00pm


Betley Bike Curious

Betley Bike Curious are raising money for Approach through a charity bike ride. 


What's on at Approach in January

Here is a printable calendar of all Approach events throughout January.


News

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


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.


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.


Florence Tennis and Bowling Club Donation

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


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.