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Approach - Men in Sheds Day Opportunities

Open Stoke - Monday / Newcastle - Thursdays 10.00am-3.00pm

Approach recognises that some men may struggle to engage in their preferred individual activities in a traditional day opportunity setting. In light of this we operate male specific groups called Men in Sheds, these groups are available in the City of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle area. The groups support men diagnosed with dementia or related health issues.

Men in Sheds groups are designed to provide a structured enjoyable day for men and to enable them to engage in meaningful activities such as gardening, DIY, joinery and other specific interests. There are also occasional visits and trips out to places of interest.

Group sizes are kept to a minimum so that everyone has plenty of help and support. They run between 10am-3pm, meeting at local venues. Transport and a hot meal are provided.

March 2020 -group suspended due to corona virus - please phone 01782 214999 or email enquiries@approachstaffordshire for dementia support

Who to contact

Contact Name
Amanda Illidge
Contact Position
Manager of Care Services
01782 214999
Approach Website
Parent Organisation

Where to go

The Brook Centre
Stanier Street
ST5 2SU Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

The Monday Group meets at:

Maple West

Turnhurst Road


Stoke on Trent


Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Stoke - Monday / Newcastle - Thursdays 10.00am-3.00pm

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£52.50 per day
Service is Free
Cost includes day care and a two course mid day meal. Day care places can be funded through social services direct payments, attendance allowance or self fund. Transport to and from the group can be provided at an additional cost.


Referral required
Referral Details

Referrals can be made over the phone by calling our head office on 01782 214999 via our website: or emailing for a referral form. 

We will then contact you to arrange an assessment before starting at our group. 

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