Caraway has developed from the work of Revd Dr Erica Roberts in her role as Southampton Chaplain for Older People, which began in March 2014. It is a citywide initiative to encourage and resource the local church in Southampton to connect more widely with the older population across the city and surrounding area. As City Chaplain, Erica has worked in partnership with others in the voluntary and statutory sectors to be an advocate for the older person and resource those who are physically and cognitively vulnerable.
This work is now being expanded and developed across the city of Southampton by Caraway, and Caraway became a registered charity in March 2018.
Download Caraway’s information leaflet here and learn more about us and how we contribute
Caraway seeks to be an advocate for the older person, supporting the lonely, and promoting the spiritual well-being of those in the community and living in residential care. We also aim to be a resource for those living with dementia, and their carers.
“The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made”
Psalm 145: 9
“As one iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”
Proverbs 27: 17
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds”
Hebrews 10: 24
From the blog
The launch of Caraway, the new charity set up by the Revd Dr Erica Roberts, City Chaplain…MORE
Vintage Adventure…it gets everybody talking
About Vintage Adventure:
I’ve been a member of this church since my early twenties and there has been over the years a lack of things for old people, a time to reflect, and places to meet for quite things, non threatening, and where you didn’t have to be standing up and doing things , or rushing around, you know. So I came a long and tried it one day, someone invited me along. I hadn’t even considered doing it as I am still fairly busy, and I came along and met people I hadn’t seen for such a long time and got to know other people. It was all quiet and reflective and yet it drags it out of you, what you really think, what difference can you make even at our collective ages.