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Turning Point Scotland provides person centred support to adults with a range of complex needs. We learn from services and seek to influence social policy.

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New short break service offered in Stranraer

New short break service offered in Stranraer

Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway is offering a brand new service to help people take a short break from supporting and caring for a loved one. Previously people from Wigtownshire looking for respite have to travel over 70 miles...
Can you help with the Bare Essentials?

Can you help with the Bare Essentials?

Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh services in Leith are looking for donations of new and unused toiletries    
Housing First scoops Care Accolade

Housing First scoops Care Accolade

Staff and people supported by Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Housing First have been celebrating after winning a Care Accolade in the adults and older people category.  The winners of the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC’s) Care Accolades 2014 were honoured...
Turning Point Scotland marks 15 years as an independent charity

Turning Point Scotland marks 15 years as an independent charity

One of Scotland’s leading social care organisations is marking a decade and a half supporting people who traditionally have been disadvantaged. Turning Point Scotland was set up as an independent charity and devolved itself from parent organisation Turning Point UK,...
GDCC planning for the future

GDCC planning for the future

The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre opened in 1994 has has been helping to reduce the harm of substance misuse in the city ever since. You can watch a video charting the story of the service from the beginning.  An event...
Scottish cards handmade with care at Rosie’s

Scottish cards handmade with care at Rosie’s

Contact Rosie’s at rosiescrafts@turningpointscotland.com for more information and like us on Facebook.
Legal high and stimulant drop in service available

Legal high and stimulant drop in service available

Following our ‘legal high’ drop in  pilot, we will continue to run this service at 123 West Street in Glasgow. Legal highs, known as new psychoactive substances (NPS), are synthetic drugs which can be bought online and sometimes in shops. In...
An introduction

An introduction

Turning Point Scotland delivers person centred services across Scotland. You can view a video introduction to TPS and our services here. We have a growing library of videos about TPS featuring our staff and the individuals that we support. These...
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New York academic addresses seminar on poverty, housing and homelessness

New York academic addresses seminar on poverty, housing and homelessness

Around 100 delegates gathered at the University of Strathclyde to discuss poverty, housing and homelessness issues. The seminar was co-hosted by Turning Point Scotland and the Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute’s new Centre for Health Policy, University of Strathclyde. Deborah Padgett, Professor of Social Work and Global Public Health at New York University delivered the...
Housing provision for homeless people examined

Housing provision for homeless people examined

The policy of giving homeless people with complex mental health issues permanent places to live will be the focus of a keynote speech at the University of Strathclyde. Professor Deborah Padgett, of New York University, will explore the “Housing First” model of tackling homelessness among people with mental health and addiction challenges in her speech...
Top social work official visits Cree Studio

Top social work official visits Cree Studio

The Scottish Government’s Chief Social Work Adviser Alan Baird has visited the Activity & Resource Centre in Newton Stewart to see Cree Studio, a partnership between Turning Point Scotland and Dumfries & Galloway Council. Mr Baird met staff and people using the service to see how they are benefiting from recording and producing music. He...
Turning Point Scotland volunteer wins gold

Turning Point Scotland volunteer wins gold

Staff at Turning Point Scotland Rosie’s Social Enterprises in Aberdeen have welcomed a very special guest to help mark the hard work and effort of a long standing team member. Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor George Adam gave Josie  a gold volunteering award for 13 years service. The Lord Provost said: “It was great to see Turning...
Turning Point Scotland employee to carry Queen’s Baton in Glasgow

Turning Point Scotland employee to carry Queen’s Baton in Glasgow

John Sheridan, who this year celebrates his 25th anniversary of abstinence from drugs after 12 years of addiction, has the honour of taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay in Glasgow, two evenings before the Commonwealth Games get underway. John has worked at the Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre since it opened 20 years...
Turning Point Scotland in the Park

Turning Point Scotland in the Park

For the second year running, Turning Point Scotland offered information and advice in the charity village at Scotland’s biggest music festival, T in the Park. The team of volunteers were on hand to talk to festival goers about Turning Point Scotland’s services as well as provide information about substance misuse and sexual health, how to...