WELCOME TO CARAWAY
Celebrating the richness and wisdom of old age, Caraway aims to promote and resource the spiritual well-being of those in their older years. We are a Christian charity working alongside those with and without faith in Southampton and beyond.
Working in partnership with churches and the health and social sectors, Caraway supports those at home, in the community, and in residential care, particularly addressing the needs of those who are lonely, socially isolated, or living with dementia.
- Wellbeing Volunteers for Dementia – a listening service for families living with dementia
- Memory Cafes
- Dementia Soirees
- Together we stand magazine
- Dementia Festival
Caraway has been working in partnership with the Admiral nurses, nurses for carers of those with dementia, to hold a monthly Memory Cafe in various areas of the city.
The Memory Cafe is a way to meet with and chat with other carers, and to have some light-hearted chat about other topics such as memories of holidays, laughter, music, or pets. The afternoons provide a relaxed space where people with dementia and their carers can come for an enjoyable outing, knowing that it is a friendly and understanding environment. Just drop in when you can come, it is a friendly group. At the café, there is a friendly face and a listening ear. The Admiral nurses (specialist nurses to support carers of people living with dementia) will attend occasionally and give advice and guidance. Refreshments will be served. Games, conversation starters, reminiscences, and speakers of interest will be served up from time to time. This session is free of charge. The volunteers are DBS checked, have had references taken up, and received training about dementia.
A warm welcome awaits! Usually accompanied by a cup of tea! Caraway supports and resources a growing number of regular events across the city. Some are weekly, some fortnightly and others once a month. Come along to find out more, meet new people, and enjoy new experiences.
|Vintage Adventure||Highfield Church|
Highfield Lane, SO17 1RL
|Caraway Vintage Adventure at Home is a continuation of our monthly spiritual session and lunch club for older people.||We have transferred the physical event into a pack delivered to your home.||Monthly: Virtual pack|
The pack includes activities, articles of interest, a recipe, songs and a prayer sheet.
|Bitterne Memory Café|
|Ascension Church Café, Thorold Road, SO18 1HZ.||Wednesday||3-4.30||Bi-monthly (from 13th October)|
2nd & 4th Wednesday of Month
|Thornhill Memory Café|
|Medwell Court, Tatwin Close, SO19 6JS||Tuesday||2-4||Monthly |
1st Tuesday of Month
|Highfield Memory Café|
|Highfield Church Centre,|
Highfield Lane, SO17 1RL
3rd Tuesday of Month
Dementia & Carer Drop In
|Speedwell Court Mansbridge Road, West End, SO18 3HW||Wednesday||2-3.30||Monthly (starting 6th October) |
1st Wednesday of Month
|Potters Court Sheltered Housing Lounge, Wimpson Lane, Maybush, SO16 4PZ||Tuesday||2-4||Weekly|
|St Mary’s Church, St Monica Road, Southampton SO19 8ES||Thursday||10-11:30||Weekly|
|Coffee, Cake & Connect|
|Lordshill Church, Lordshill District Centre, Southampton, EN SO16 8HY|
For those with Dementia and their carers.
|T hursday||1.30-3||Weekly Drop-in|
|A Crafty Coffee|
|Trago Lounge, 190-192 Portswood Rd, SO17 2LB|
We meet for coffee and bring along any craft project we may be working on at the time. Some of us are teaching others to knit. Some of us are learning to sew, cross-stitch, embroider, the list goes on.
Holidays at Home: Every year Caraway supports many exciting events such as Holiday at Home, and celebrations such as ‘International Older Peron’s Day’. Providing a chance for older people from across Southampton to join together, eat together and have fun together. Visit the website for updates on these events.