We have three main pathways for older people or people living with dementia to access the help and services we offer:

Community Events

These are regular as well as one off events across the city ranging from Tea Clubs and Memory Cafes to Vintage Adventure and Holiday at Home. If you are looking for friends, fun, a good cup of tea and a chat – follow the link to find an event near you.

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Anna Chaplaincy

Our Anna Chaplains are trained individuals who come alongside Older People and offer spiritual care in later life. If you would like to speak to an Anna Chaplain, or you know someone who would benefit from a visit, read on to find out more and how to get in contact.

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Care Homes

Caraway regularly hold short Christian services and visits to many Care Homes and Assisted Living Residences across the City. Read more to find out where we are currently operating.

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Upcoming Events

What’s On! Location Day Time Frequency

Regular events.

All face to face events postponed for now due to Covid-19 pandemic

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 Tuesday 11 – 2pm Second Tuesday of Every Month Contact – 02380558234
Monday Company All Saints Church Centre, Corner of Pointout Road and Winchester Road, SO167DL Monday afternoon 2.30 to 4.30 pm Every first and third monday of the month
Memory Café Highfield Highfield Church Centre Wednesday 1:30-3:30 First and third Wednesday of Every Month
Monty’s Majors Monty’s Hub Wednesday 1:30-3:30 First Wednesday
Dementia Friendly Film Afternoon Highfield Church Centre Wednesday 1:30-3:30 every alternate third wednesday of the month. from 22.1.2020
Classic Cuppa St Mary’s Church, Sholing Monday 10-11:30 Every Monday

Occasional or Annual Events.

Our annual Resource Day and Holidays at Home are all postponed for now due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Every year Caraway supports exciting annual events such as Holiday at Home, and celebrations such as ‘International Older Peron’s Day’. A chance for older people from across Southampton to join together, eat together and have fun together.

Caraway Resource and Refresh Day  Highfield Church Centre, SO17 1QH Wednesday April 1st 2020 10 am till 4 pm book via website or caraway@caraway.uk.com
Holiday at Home Lorshill Lordshill Church, SO16 8HY Thursday 10-3:30 4th June 2020
Holiday at Home Highfield Highfield Church Thursday and Friday 10-3:30 17 and 18 June 2020
Holiday at Home Sholing St Mary’s Church, Sholing Wednesday and Thursday 10-3:30 24 and 25 June 2020

Please contact us for details about events in your local area:

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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)