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 an 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 coordinator.


Telephone 01782 214999

Fax 01782 289777


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Upcoming Events

Free Dementia Awareness Training for Carers in Burton

Approach are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council to provide Dementia Awareness Training for Carers.   The course is free to attend and can really he [ ... ]

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.


“Unite Against Dementia” Summit at Bentley Motors Crewe 21st September 2017

  East Cheshire Dementia Action Alliance (ECDAA) are organising a “Unite Against Dementia" Summit on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st 2017.   The event is taking place a [ ... ]

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.

Our Specialist Dementia Care Venue "The Brook Centre"

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

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.

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 [ ... ]