Training and Resources

An important function of Caraway will be to support, resource and train volunteers and team members who are working with those in their later years. This will include:

  • The Omega Course,
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Developing Listening Skills
  • Communication in Dementia
  • Living with Dementia
  • Working in a Care Home
  • Compassionate Care
  • Reflecting on Spirituality and Ageing



During the COVID 19 Pandemic we have developed resources to help chaplains, volunteers and carers for older people and those living with dementia.

These are free to download and use. Please acknowledge Caraway as the source.




Please email us on for resources, speaking engagements and conference speaking.

Thank you

Caraway Seminar on Listening skills: link to video coming soon.

Upcoming Events

Training Events……..The Omega Course…

Join an Omega Course…….. a weekly 5-session, interactive course on zoom starting September 14th  and then November 2nd 2020
For all of us life is a journey. From the womb to the tomb, we journey through life creating relationships, forging memories and amassing possessions. The Bible says:
 “I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you”  Isaiah 46:4.
 Topics:  What does it mean to grow old?
How can I embrace the increasing changes in later life?
What do I have to look forward to?
What would I like on my tombstone?
What will be my legacy?

On Zoom for now….apply for a place by emailing or telephone Caraway on 07535164014

Free event but donation of £25.00 will cover the costs.

    Caraway is a registered charity. Support us to resource our older community.

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    You do see your friends and neighbours, all being brought in. It’s a relaxed atmosphere . It means you do feel included in the church family. We’re a very close family and have friends of friends of friends, but the young people, they don’t have anybody . It continued church as I haven’t been so well lately after a fall. My balance is poor and my voice isn’t what it used to be, and I love to sing. I always knew when it was time to get up as I could hear Grandma in the kitchen, she sang

    Liz’s Mum

    I do enjoy all of it. I think the service at the start is good. I know some people find the little figures a bit patronising, but the discussions are good and it's good to meet up with friends and it's good to see all the displays. It does make you think. It’s the companionship and the friendliness. It’s just a pleasant few hours really. I think it’s nice to be using the church for a truly worshipping session.


    Why do you come as a volunteer to help with events like Vintage Adventure in church?  …Well, as I’m getting older, I realise that for an awful lot of the elderly, they’ve not got very long left to get to know the lord So I think this generation is the most important ministry. If you’re in with students and you mess it up, they’ve got a whole lifetime when they can met somebody who will correct it. We haven’t got that luxury so this is a very important ministry and I just want to do my little bit.

    Rob Childs

    I come to Vintage Adventure because , being a single person, it’s good to come to places where I meet people and I think in a big church, any groups, be it for young or old to meet people on a much smaller scale is really important like homegroups  I think it is very good for the older generation to be catered for because they have certain emphases.

    Pat ( Scottish dancer)