Day Centre

Seatown House is our open access drop-in day centre. The services aims to create an welcoming environment and a place where people can come to relax and socialise, make cups of tea, have a hot meal at lunch-time, use the telephone, have a shower or wash their clothes.

The clients are provided with the use of a computer, phones, a pool table, television and reading materials. The Day Centre provides several projects for the clients such as gardening, furniture restoration, art classes and internet training. There is also the availability of a counsellor.

Staff at Seatown House also provide support, advice and information, crisis intervention, advocacy and referral services to allow a more structured approach to the multiple needs of people experiencing homelessness.  Emergency clothes and sleeping bags are also provided during cold weather periods.

The services provided through Seatown House are aimed at empowering people but also at encouraging them to take responsibility for various aspects of their lives.  The team aims to help clients feel welcome welcome and create to an atmosphere of acceptance, a place of safety and practical care.

Homelessness Prevention

Our Day Centre provides a base for people to receive practical and emotional help to people are at risk of homelessness. They may be in their own accommodation but feeling isolated and lacking access to a support network.

Support offered includes:

  • Linking clients into statutory and community services
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
  • Advocating for services and resources on their behalf
  • Helping people to manage everyday tasks that many people take for granted such as completing forms or paying bills,

Supporting those with serious personal and behaviour problems who have fallen through the net and are not receiving help from mainstream community care services.

Resettlement Support

The Day Centre is an important part of The Dundalk Simon Community as it provides an aftercare base for people who have left the service or those more vulnerable clients who may be lonely or in need of some company.