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Co-op Members Raise £5434 For Approach Disability Friendly Project

Approach made a successful application to the Co-operative Local Community Fund in November 2017 for Disability Friendly Allotment Project.  During the year the Co-op’s members raised over £19 million for over 4,000 local causes in the UK. Every time a member shops at The Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-branded products and services…


Entertainer To Walk 500 Miles For Approach

North Staffs based entertainer Melanie Baines is set to walk 500 miles for Approach in August/September 2019. Melanie said “The Camino del Santiago Norte is the challenge that I’m setting myself, in memory of my mum Marjorie Baines who lived with vascular dementia and Alzheimers.  I’ve spent the last five years helping my dad to…


Approach Awarded £3500 by The Screwfix Foundation

Approach has been successful with an application with a bid to The Screwfix Foundation who have generously donated £3500 to help make improvements to one of our venues – The Brook Centre. The money will help make repairs to the building and to help create new outdoor activities. The venue is shared with disability charity…


Local Charities Dougie Mac and Approach Embark on Strategic Alliance

Local Charities Dougie Mac and Approach Embark on Strategic Alliance    Following collaborative working and discussions regarding the common theme of improving healthcare in the community, the Trustee Boards of charities Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Approach have agreed to a strategic alliance to further develop specialist dementia care within Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. With definitive…


Memory Lane in Tunstall Market

Memory Lane in Tunstall Market   Memory Lane To help remember the good old days, a project has set up in Tunstall market, free to all participants where people can reminisce about years gone by. The project is interactive so that visitors can take part, there are many traditional Pub games like table skittles, shove…


Our Oak Priory Group Wear It Pink For Breast Cancer Now

Our Oak Priory based Day Opportunities Group celebrated Wear It Pink Day for ” Breast Cancer Now ” on Friday 19th. October. They had a fun packed day that saw the staff dress in pink to help raise just over £160 for the cause. Dawn, our Oak Priory Day Opportunities Officer (who can been seen below…


Thank you and Goodbye to our Chief Executive, Will Boyce

We have had a wonderful afternoon celebrating our Chief Executive’s retirement and last day with us at Approach. Thank you for all your hard work over the last 10 years, Will- we all wish you the very best for the future.  



Due to issues with the venue, this months Chesterton Cafe due to take place on Thursday 20th September at Holy Trinity Church is CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you were hoping to chat to a member of our team at this cafe; don’t forget you can call our head…


Mow Cop Community Choir Summer Sing Event Raises Funds for Approach

On Sunday 2nd September, Mow Cop Community Choir held a Summer Sing Event to raise valuable funds for Approach. The Choir entertained the audience with an array of songs while they enjoyed tea and cake. Through a raffle of some fantastic prizes, the Choir raised £1,018.87 for Approach. This is a brilliant sum of money…


***Men in Sheds Activity Appeal- Can you help?!***

Our Men in Sheds Monday group have recently started two new activity sessions during their day; thanks to the facilities at the Tunstall based venue. Earlier in the year, the group took a keen interest in bowls and are now taking advantage of the bowls green at Tunstall Park and the glorious summer weather we…


New Day Opportunity Groups at Maple West

We are delighted to announce that following the success of our day opportunities group in the purpose-built extra care facility at Maple West on Turnhurst Road in Chell that takes place each Friday, we have decided to move our groups based at Tunstall Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays to the venue starting on Tuesday, August…


A Tribute and Thank you to Approach Director, Brian Tomkins

It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors must announce that one of our Directors, Brian Tomkins, sadly passed away at the end of June 2018. The Board of Directors and Management Team wish to take this opportunity to thank Brian for his most valuable contributions while he held the position of Director…


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