Older people in Southampton Matter!


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.

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.

Caraway Values

Working together with the local church and the health and social sectors we seek to:

  • Combat loneliness and social isolation
  • Create community
  • Support those in Care Homes and Assisted Living
  • Address the needs of those living with dementia and their carers

Supported by a network of Anna Chaplains, Caraway offers spiritual support for the older person, whether of strong, little or no faith.

Caraway Vision


“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


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