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Newcastle Dementia Friendly Community Work Towards Creating a More Dementia Friendly Town

The newly formed ‘Newcastle-Under-Lyme Dementia Friendly Community’ (DFC) group are working towards Newcastle becoming more welcoming and accessible to anyone affected by dementia. To promote this year’s Dementia Action Week (20-26 May 2019) Newcastle DFC steering group have organised an event to raise awareness about dementia and the support available in the Borough. On Thursday…

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Ambitious Dave Climbs Kilimanjaro to Raise £3000 to Support his Local Carers Café

In January 2020, Dave Boon is taking part in the challenge of a lifetime as he heads over to Tanzania for 10 days to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Dave has been interested in trekking Kilimanjaro since walking Hadrian’s Wall last year to raise funds for Marie Curie. Dave recently found out about the work Approach does…

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Fearless Friends Take on Born Survivor Challenge to Raise Funds for Approach

Thank you to Liz Finneron from You’ll See Life Coaching who has rounded up a few of her brave clients and friends to get muddy and raise funds for Approach! The team are taking on the gruelling Born Survivor obstacle course on Saturday 11th May and are asking the community to kindly sponsor their efforts….

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Approach Contact Issues

Unfortunately our internet and server systems are currently under the weather and we are unable to pick up or answer any Approach emails.   We are really sorry for any inconvenience; if you need to get in touch with us please contact the office by telephone on: 01782 214999 We are working to fix the…

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Approach open Second Day Opportunities Group in Leek

For the last few years we have operated a group every Tuesday from the Salvation Army Centre, Salisbury Street. Due to the popularity of this group in Leek we are now able to offer a second day opportunities group, which operates every Thursday, also from the Salvation Army Centre. This opportunity has only been possible…

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A Walk to Remember-Back for 2019!

After the continued success of our sponsored walk, we are happy to announce our walk is back for 2019! We are holding our sponsored walk on on Sunday 2nd June at Westport Lake. This event is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness of dementia within our local community and for you to remember…

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Approach to Launch NEW Memory Café in Cobridge

We are pleased to announce we are launching a new Memory Café in Cobridge! We are launching a new Café support group for those caring for someone with memory issues in and around the Cobridge area. Our new Cobridge Memory Café will run from Angel at Austin’s, 240 Waterloo Road, Cobridge. The café will operate…

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We are Seeking Green Fingered Volunteers to Support an Exciting Allotment Project!

Can you put your green fingers to good work to support people living with dementia?   We are looking for individuals who would be happy to donate their time to get involved with an exciting new allotment project at our Men in Sheds group based in Newcastle. We have recently received two very generous sums…

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Approach to Launch Film Highlighting 1 to 1 Dementia Support Service My Day My Way

My Day My Way is our 1 to 1 dementia support service. People affected by dementia often feel they cannot carry on with their interests & hobbies, however, we have a strong belief that they can, while continuing to live well with dementia-thanks to My Day My Way. Our film highlights how people using the…

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Approach to Offer Half Day Sessions in Day Opportunities

New for 2019!   Approach is introducing New Half Day sessions in our Day Opportunities Groups, including Men in Sheds. Some people can find a full day tiring and would like a shorter time away from home, this new opportunity will give them and their carer the chance to experience a day group without a…

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Approach 2018 Quality Report

Our Quality Report Each year Approach send out a questionnaire to all carers and service users who have used our services over the last 12 months.  The feedback is used by the Board of Directors and Management Team to implement an improvement action plan during the following 12 months to ensure we continue to provide…

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Approach Annual Report

The Approach Annual Report has been uploaded to the Approach Website and is available to view on the Newsletter and Annual Report page tab on our home page. It features our activities for the 2017-18 year including  :- Our Mission Statement Chair & CEO Report Treasurer’s Report Reports on our services Carer and Service User Feedback Funders…

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