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Glasgow Women's Supported Bail Service wins major award

Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service wins major award

One of Turning Point Scotland’s newest services is celebrating after receiving a major award. Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service, delivered in partnership with Aberlour, won the ‘Silo Buster’ Award at the Scottish Social Services Awards. This award recognises team working...
Turning Point Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University promote more active lifestyles

Turning Point Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University promote more active lifestyles

Turning Point Scotland TPS Connects volunteers are helping to encourage participation in sport and healthier activity through the Sports Connects sessions every Thursday afternoon at the Arc at Glasgow Caledonian University campus. These sessions around table tennis, indoor football and badminton...
Well done Fiona winning a Sporting Achievement Award at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards

Well done Fiona winning a Sporting Achievement Award at the Scottish Learning Disability Awards

Fiona Dawson who is supported by Turning Point Scotland Prestwick receiving her award for Sporting Achievement at the first ever Scottish Learning Disability Awards.  Fiona is a double world record-breaker for her success with the South Ayrshire Swim Team Para...
Congratulations Helena - Exceptional Frontline Worker award winner

Congratulations Helena – Exceptional Frontline Worker award winner

Colleagues from Renfrewshire and Turning Point Scotland got their glad rags on to celebrate the fantastic achievements of staff member Helena Horne. The Paisley-based support practitioner pick up the Exceptional Frontline Worker award at Scotland’s first national Learning Disability Awards...
Work with us

Work with us

We have some great vacancies available if you are looking for a career in social care. We offer a pension, guaranteed hours, 7 weeks annual leave per year and the chance to join a company that is robust and prepared for...
Annual report 2015-2016

Annual report 2015-2016

Download the latest Turning Point Scotland Annual Report 2015-2016                
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GDCC hosting June BBV event

GDCC hosting June BBV event

In response to an increase in HIV cases, Glasgow Drug Centre introduced the provision of Dry Blood Spot Testing for Blood Borne Viruses at the end of 2016. Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is ideally placed to offer testing as an extension of their current Injecting Equipment Provision (IEP) service.  Staff are trained and experienced in...
Dundee going strong after 15 years

Dundee going strong after 15 years

Dundee had a double celebration this month with both Learning Disability Week and their 15th anniversary!  To mark this momentous occasion, our colleagues at Dundee held a stakeholder event during Learning Disability Week where some of people we support gave inspiring presentations on the ways in which they live their lives through the 12 statements...
Perth & Kinross celebrates 10 years old

Perth & Kinross celebrates 10 years old

Perth & Kinross had something extra special to celebrate during Learning Disability week.  The supported living service celebrated their 10 year anniversary. To commemorate both this and Learning Disability week, they enjoyed a day out at The Experience in Hillington, Glasgow. Everybody enjoyed a session on Go-Karts as well as wonderful food and a go...
Taking Housing First forward

Taking Housing First forward

We co-hosted the Housing First Seminar with Glasgow Homelessness network, SHIEN and the Scottish Government.  In the heart of Stirling, the seminar brought together a spectrum of speakers with unique insights into Housing First including, The Scottish Government, Shelter Scotland, Heriot-Watt University and Homeless Link. Our very own Patrick McKay began the Roundtable Discussions surrounding...
LD Week 2017 huge success!

LD Week 2017 huge success!

The annual Learning Disability week was a great success this year with people all across Scotland raising awareness and highlighting the important issues facing individuals and organisations.  The prize for raising awareness of Learning Disability Week in the most far flung place must surely go to John McIntosh from our Perth & Kinross service. John...
Scotland's national Learning Disability Week begins on Monday 15th May!

Scotland’s national Learning Disability Week begins on Monday 15th May!

Up to 175,000 adults in Scotland have a learning disability. However, we rarely see or hear about the experiences of this population. Next week, let’s make sure these voices are heard. The theme this year is Looking back, thinking forward: Learning disability in Scotland’s past, present and future. We want  people, communities and organisations across the country to reflect...
Rosie's Garden Launch

Rosie’s Garden Launch

With Spring finally in the air and gardening season upon us, Turning Point Scotland have formally launched its latest social enterprise. On April 18th, TPS Perth & Kinross officially opened Rosie’s Garden. Director of Operations Wendy Spencer unveiled the commemorative plaque to officially open Rosie’s Garden, alongside Support Worker Derry Meredith. A tree was planted to mark the...
Turning Point Scotland one of 28 Scottish charities to receive donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund

Turning Point Scotland one of 28 Scottish charities to receive donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund

One of the first tasks for Turning Point Scotland’s new Chief Executive, Neil Richardson, was having the pleasure of picking up a cheque for £3,000 thanks to the Hospital Saturday Fund.  28 Scottish charities received donations from the Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception hosted at Glasgow City Chambers. In total, £85,000 was donated...
Rosie’s Retro on show at Scotland’s biggest social enterprise gathering

Rosie’s Retro on show at Scotland’s biggest social enterprise gathering

Rosie’s Retro will be attending the Social Enterprise Market Place at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh on the 21st March. The event will be opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and delegates will be able to hear about the great range of products Rosie’s Retro offers. Lynne Smillie, Service Coordinator said: “We will be at...
Help make Rosie's Garden grow through volunteering

Help make Rosie’s Garden grow through volunteering

We are looking for volunteers to join Turning Point Scotland and help them to make Rosie’s Garden a successful enterprise. Rosie’s Garden will be launched in April 2017 and hope to offer adults with learning disabilities a place to develop horticultural skills and employability prospects.  Volunteers can bring a depth and breadth of experience and...
Neil Richardson appointed as new Chief Executive

Neil Richardson appointed as new Chief Executive

Turning Point Scotland  is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Richardson as our new Chief Executive.  Sheila Fazal, the Chair of Turning Point Scotland said of the appointment: “ Neil will join us in January and will lead an organisation supporting over 21,000 people to improve their life, lifestyles and life expectations. Neil will...
Hundreds raised for Rosie's in Aberdeen

Hundreds raised for Rosie’s in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council host a shop that charities and community organisations can use for a week of fund raising.  Rosie’s  had it for the first time last week and raised the fantastic sum of £1818.35. Alison Paterson, Service Manager, Rosie’s Social Enterprises said: “As always we were amazed at the amount of donations and support we received...