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Skinnergate Lifehouse

  • Stage 1


    Reaching out and supporting individuals into regular activity and positive routines

  • Stage 2

    Assess Needs

    Assess initial needs and agree key activities to address barriers to employment and training

  • Stage 3

    Vocational Activity

    A range of core skills employability and accredited training and job search activities.

  • Stage 4

    Employers & Job Matching

    Arranging work or volunteer placements with employers

  • Stage 5

    In Work Support & Aftercare

    Supporting individuals to maintain and progress within the workplace


Shona Stewart,
Specialist Support Worker

Skinnergate Lifehouse 16 Skinnergate,
Perth, PH1 5JH
01738 Army

Opening Times

9am to 6pm,

Skinnergate Lifehouse has been in existence since 1856, and in January 2001 a major refurbishment was undertaken by The Salvation Army, when it became fully operational as a resettlement unit in its present form.

Resettlement Programme:

The management and staff actively encourage residents through our resettlement programme to use their time in the centre constructively. A number of formal and informal learning opportunities are available.

Residents are encouraged to participate in a range of Life Skills courses or further education and training designed to assist them to prepare for independent living. The support team provide support where barriers to employment exist. This can range from having a criminal record, lack of employment history and gaps in education and training.

Residents can attend programmes which will allow them to gain formally recognised educational qualifications as well as attend informal non-accredited courses in a range of subjects ranging from basic literacy & numeracy through to life skills, social skills, healthy eating & cooking, IT skills and personal development.

These courses are facilitated by the Specialist Support Worker for Education Training and Employment assisted by various staff members and professional educationalists. This includes co-operation with tutors from U.H.I Perth College, Skills Development Scotland, The Employment Support Team at P.K.C and others.