Our Services

Carer Cafés

  • Do you care for an older person with dementia or a mental health issue?

  • Would you like to meet other carers in a similar situation?

The Approach Carer Cafés are monthly support groups for anyone who cares for an older person with a mental health issue. The Cafés operate throughout Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire and provide a informal and enjoyable environment where carers can meet with each other, and with professionals who can support them.


New members are always welcome at the Cafés. Café refreshments are free, though we are always grateful for any donations to help cover costs. Help can also be given with transport if people have difficulty attending.


See the 'Upcoming Events' section of the website or click the 'what's on and where' icon on the home screen for Café venues and dates. If you would like more information on your nearest venue, please contact Approach and ask to speak to the Café co-ordinator.


Telephone 01782 214999

Fax 01782 289777


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Upcoming Events

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! 

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


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 o [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

More News on Facebook & Twitter

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

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.

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.