Our History (bp)

The origins of Seagrove dates back to 1988, when a steering group led by Leith Methodist Church and comprising of representatives of statutory, voluntary and local communities was formed.

From their recommendations, The North Edinburgh Churches Dementia Project came into being.

The original project was funded by Leith and Grant Methodist Churches, and also East Pilton Council. This established a two-centre project providing specialised day care for people with dementia and their carers.

In January 1991 we obtained funding from the Urban Aid programme, which allowed us to appoint paid staff.

During the following years the project continued to grow and develop, and in 1994 it became a company limited by guarantee, renamed ‘The North Edinburgh Dementia Project’, delivering care from one site.

The project has moved a few times to different areas within the grounds of the old Eastern General hospital, and most recently in 2010, where it now resides in purpose built accommodation in Fleming Place. It keeps the previous name of Seagrove Centre, as it was a name known and loved by all.

The Service is registered with the Care Commission.

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