Seascape is an independent charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (Charity No. SCO242218/28570).

The name Seascape (South Ayrshire Escape from Homelessness) is synonymous with the relief of poverty and homelessness in South Ayrshire. Established in 1999 we began delivering support to the homeless community and those at risk of homelessness through our Rent Deposit Guarantee System and since that time has helped thousands of people with housing and poverty issues. Since 2012, Seascape has also been providing housing support services on behalf of South Ayrshire Council.


To ensure the provision of a high quality of service Seascape is governed by a board of trustees, all volunteers. The board provides assurance to the Scottish Charity Regulator, the Care Inspectorate, our funding partners and other interested parties that our governance and financial management are sound. They are responsible for setting the objectives and strategic direction of the organisation.

Our funding

Seascape depends on public donations and fundraising and receives funding from South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire Councils to provide housing support services, services to refugees and for offenders released from prison. We were also funded by the “Big Lottery Fund” until 2021.

Our vision, mission and values

Our VISION is that everyone is given the opportunity to have a home and a place in the community of Ayrshire.

Our MISSION is to assist people of all ages to overcome the barriers to homelessness by providing the level, quality and choice of support which result in better more stable lives and social inclusion.

Our VALUES are respect; integrity; empowerment; innovation and collaboration.

Respect We respect ourselves and others. We believe everyone is equal and individual. We promote choice, diversity and preserve dignity
Integrity Honesty, reliability and transparency are fundamental to our work and at every level within the organisation
Empowerment We promote independence and provide opportunities for individuals to fulfil their potential and achieve their goals
Innovation We are creative in finding solutions through new ways of working
Collaboration We work positively with others to improve outcomes by sharing good practice and making the most of effective use of resources

Our vision and values have shaped and formed our service and our approach to our own staff, those who use our services, our partners and our community.