The Seagate Project
Seagate Project is a 15 bedded resettlement unit providing supported accommodation to men and women with severe mental health and addiction problems. The project offers a homely environment and consists of 7 self-contained bed-sits and 2 cluster flats, each with 4 private bedrooms and communal living areas.
On average, residents stay at the project for a period of 18 months - 3 years. The project is a dry unit and aims to help clients develop the life skills needed for an independent or less supported tenancy. Residents are assisted to live their lives as independently as possible, and are encouraged to make their own choices and decisions. Helping them to gain greater independence and enable them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.
Residents are assisted to live their lives as independently as possible, and are encouraged to make their own choices and decisions.
- 10 referrals were received from people in need of accommodation.
- 19 people received emergency accommodation.
- 4 people were helped to move into less supported accommodation.
Larry's life had been a succession of admissions to mental health establishments all over the country. As these admissions became longer and more regular it was agreed that he would benefit from living in supported accommodation within the community. The Seagate Project was identified as an appropriate place as it allowed Larry to be near his family in Dundee.
After a short settling in period, Larry thrived in a supportive environment. Staff were on hand 24 hours a day to support him with issues and our tenants were sensitive to his difficulties and supported him in developing skills he had lost or never acquired. He also continues to receive support and care through statutory services i.e. CPN, Social Worker and GP.
Now Larry enjoys cooking and makes an excellent tuna pasta bake and sharing these skills with other tenants. He says he has never felt so settled in his life as he feels that any issues (large or small) can be overcome with support from his key worker, staff and peers. He is rekindling his relationship with his brother which suffered through his illness.