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Welcome to our website, we’re an independent mental health charity based in Ashton-Under-Lyme who provide long-term opportunities for people who are aiming to rebuild their lives and improve their social integration.

Happy new year! from everyone at Making a Difference Tameside. Bring it on 2020 a bright successful enterprising future ahead.

To enter into 2020 we have David who did October sober and now completing his level 2 in food hygiene. Well done David!!!

david photo


We continued with our celebrations and our film night… 

On December the 16th members of Making  a Difference decided they would have their own Christmas meal for the 18th. Instead of going to the restaurant they decided they would have  everyone who was coming, to prepare part of the meal. The following pictures will give you an idea of how this worked out. An amazing times was had by all members cutting and preparing parsnips,carrots, sprouts and broccoli. Janice came in at 7am and cooked the turkey crowns, at 10am Adele came and organized everyone with the vegetables to prepare.

Winter is here…

We have realized the allotment  needed a clean up and we have dug over all the beds in preparation for the manure from the nearby equestrian centre, to be spread on the beds next week. Phew smelly work.! ! but such fun working together. The winter months will break down and enrich our soil, ready for the spring.  Well done ! Paul, David, Billy,  Carl and Janice. All had a a great time laughing and chatting working hard was a brilliant day for gardening.

Thanks guys for your support and encouragement.

Crafts shop update!


The Oasis cafe craft shop has many new additions with coming season. A collection of new items is show cased, all handmade, many hands knitted by our wonderful members. Baby hats of all different varieties including one of the illuminations movie minions.  Tote bags with abstract arts and pictures, bracelets and musical instrument various prices. Many beautifully decorated with rhinestones by our long-term member Richard. Another one of our members Tony has created a bespoke cot. Everything now for sale in the café. Come pick up an item and support a good cause!

  making a difference

Registered Charity No. 1103513