Dundee Survival Group

Dundee Survival Group

Charity information

Dundee Survival Group

We aim to aid the rehabilitation and resettlement of the single homeless in Dundee and its environs. We do this through the provision of supported accommodation. This is in the form of self-contained, fully furnished flats and single bedroom accommodation. We provide all meals, a residents’ lounge, residents smoking area, TV in rooms if desired, all tea and coffee and a laundry service to those housed in the bedrooms. These service users also usually demand a high level of support from our support workers. Service users housed in flats are viewed as more independent and as such are expected to budget, shop and cook for themselves and maintain the flat in a tenable condition. These service users are usually those who have worked through some of their most serious issues or have presented with little or no problems. All service users are allocated a key worker when they arrive. They will receive practical and emotional aid and assistance from that person throughout their stay.

We work alongside many other services, both statutory and voluntary including social work, MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements), local drug and alcohol projects, homeless health and outreach programmes, training projects, voluntary projects and local council projects. Our service users have the opportunity to and are encouraged to attend various training and voluntary schemes. MAPPA works with us as were are ideally situated to house and work with their clients. Many of our support workers have undertaken extra training which enables them to work with this specific client group. We have a private medical room which is used by visiting doctors and other health professionals. Our interview rooms are private, safe and spacious. We regularly run AA and NA meetings and invite a variety of agencies along to offer help and support to our service users.

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    To aid the rehabilitation and resettlement of the single homeless in Dundee and its environs
    To promote, provide and operate accommodation and other facilities for the single homeless.
    To further the health and welfare of the single homeless in Dundee
    To relieve the hardship and distress of the single homeless in Dundee without distinction as to race, age, sex, political, religious or other opinions.

  • Aims

    Dundee Survival Group aims to:

    • To aid the rehabilitation and resettlement of the single homeless in Dundee and its environs
    • To promote, provide and operate accommodation and other facilities for the single homeless.
    • To further the health and welfare of the single homeless in Dundee
    • To relieve the hardship and distress of the single homeless in Dundee without distinction as to race, age, sex, political, religious or other opinions.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1982

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 8

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01382450303

    Address: 100 Foundry Lane Dundee DD4 6AY

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