Memory Cafe’s

Southampton’s Memory Cafés are a friendly safe place to meet regularly with other families living with dementia, somewhere to share and learn from your own and other’s experiences. There is no referral process, anyone with any memory difficulties is welcome.

Representatives from Southampton’s dementia services (Often this an admiral nurse or someone from carers in Southampton, among others) are regularly on hand to answer your queries and help solve any potential issues you may be experiencing.

At the cafes there is an occasional speaker along with plenty of time to talk to other carers and  volunteers. No café is complete without the opportunity for a cup of tea and some homemade cake.

We are delighted to announce that our Caraway Memory Cafes has received vital funding from The National Lottery Community allowing us to develop this essential and free service for the many families in Southampton, living with dementia.

Southampton’s Memory Cafes Schedule

Bitterne Memory Café

Venue:  Ascension Church, 1, Thorold Road, Bitterne Park SO18 1HZ

When:  2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Time:  From 2.30pm to 4.30pm 

or 07535 164014

St Denys Memory Café

Venue:  St Denys Church Dundee Road, Southampton, SO17 2ND

When:  1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm to 4pm

or 07535 164014

Lordshill Memory Café

Venue:  Lordshill Church, Lordshill District Centre, SO16 8HY

When:  2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
2nd (reminiscence) and 4th (singing)
Time:  From 1.30pm to 3pm 

or 07535 164014

Lordswood Memory Café

Venue:  Cafe 153, Kings Church Centre,  414 Coxford Rd, Lordswood, SO16 5LL

When:  1st Wednesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm to 4pm 

Contact: Sally Collins
or 07535 164014

Asian Family Matters

Venue:  Vedic Society Temple Hall, Radcliffe Rd, Northam SO14 0PS

When:  3rd Monday of each month
Time:  From 1pm to 3pm 

Contact: or

Maybush Memory Café

Venue:  Potters Court, 538 Wimpson Lane, Maybush, Southampton, SO16 4JA

When:  The 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm until 4pm

Contact: or 07535 164014
07789 501249

Shirley Memory Café

Venue:  Make & Brew Café, St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley SO15 5HE

When:  The 3rd Monday of each month
Time:  From 2pm until 4pm

07789 501249

NEW! Sholing Memory Café

Venue: Church Hall attached to St Marys Church, St Monica Road, Sholing, SO19 8ES

When:  4th Monday of each month starting on 26th February 2024
Time:  From 1pm until 3pm

Contact:  Rev Dave Hendra, Caraway Chaplain for Dementia by email, or telephone 07535 164014 and Sarah Cole, Social prescriber 02380 425406.

Thornhill Memory Café

Venue:  Medwell Court Community Centre, Tatwin Close, Thornhill, SO19 6JS

When:  The 1st Tuesday of each month
Time:  From 2pm to 4pm

or 07535 164014

Weston Memory Café

Venue:  Hope Centre, Kings Community Church, Drayton Close, Weston, Southampton, SO19 9JN

When:  The 1st Wednesday afternoon of each month
Time:  From 2 till 4 pm

Contact Sian Hurst on or 023 8063 8935

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