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Thistle House

119 Americanmuir Road, Dundee, DD3 9AG

Gender: Mixed

Age: 18+

Beds: 10

Thistle House will be moving to a new location in the Broughty Ferry area of Dundee in late 2022.

Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Thistle House is a specialist residential service supporting up to ten individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team of nurses and support workers also support those with behaviours that may challenge, as well as those who have associated mental health needs.

Thistle House is a purpose-built building with its own gardens. The service delivers 24 hour care and support within a structured environment. There are a number of living areas for individuals to choose from, whether they want time to socialise as a group, or to spend time alone. Everyone has their own en-suite bedroom, which they are encouraged to decorate and personalise to suit their own personal style.

The service also features a state of the art sensory room as well as a number of different outdoor spaces for individuals to choose from. There is a supported life skills kitchen where individuals can plan and cook meals and snacks for themselves and their visitors.

Thistle House is located in the city of Dundee, which has an extensive array of community amenities, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. Individuals can also enjoy walks and visits to the nearby botanical gardens and Discovery Quay.

The dedicated activity coordinator supports residents to have individual activity plans, based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable residents to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure.

Individuals come to Thistle House for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Thistle House can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support.

Our resident profile:

  • Adults, aged 18+
  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability
  • May have autism

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms, which individuals are supported to personalise
  • Choice of living and dining areas
  • Life skills kitchens
  • Sensory room
  • Garden

Our community links:

  • Leisure centres
  • Social clubs
  • Colleges
  • Botanical gardens
  • Discovery Quay

Thistle House in the news


Swimming Lessons for Thistle and Cygnet Wallace Hospital

Residents at Thistle recently got a great opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Perth Leisure Pool. The staff have kindly offered to close the pool for an hour on a Wednesday afternoon, especially for the residents.

Supporting individuals safely during lockdown at Thistle House

The Thistle House team have been getting creative to keep the activity timetable exciting for the residents at the service. Under the Covid restrictions they’ve been unable to do some of the community activities that they would usually be doing, and so the team have come up with some site based fun instead!


Thistle House in the gallery


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