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Podcast on latest drug-related deaths figures

Podcast on latest drug-related deaths figures

As Scotland experiences another rise in the number of people lost to a drug-related deaths – 1,187 up 27% on last year – this episode of Talking Point looks at the context behind the data and what we can do...
Blog: reaction to latest drug-related deaths figures for Scotland

Blog: reaction to latest drug-related deaths figures for Scotland

PatriciaTracey, Practice & Development Lead for Alcohol & Drugs, Turning Point Scotland: “Year on year we’ve seen a horrifying rise in the number of people lost to a drug-related deaths.  This year we see this number reach 1,187, up 27%...
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Latest podcast visits 218

Latest podcast visits 218

In this episode you can visit 218 and hear how Turning Point Scotland’s innovative women’s service has been addressing the underlying reasons why women end up in the justice system with Sandra, service manager, Amy, support practitioner and Catrina, one of the women staying in residential.  https://www.buzzsprout.com/342488/1396471-episode-4-218
20th anniversary special podcast

20th anniversary special podcast

Our latest podcast features highlights of the day Turning Point Scotland celebrated 20 years since it became an independent social care provider and developer on the 1st July 2019. Chief Executive Neil Richardson, Craig MacKenzie, staff member and former service user, and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP addressed the crowd at Head Office...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses the crowd on the 20th anniversary

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addresses the crowd on the 20th anniversary

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP thanks Turning Point Scotland for our contribution to social care over the last two decades at the 20th anniversary event at Head Office.
The First Minister's visit to Turning Point Scotland - in pictures

The First Minister’s visit to Turning Point Scotland – in pictures

Turning Point Scotland - the first 20 years

Turning Point Scotland – the first 20 years

This short animation celebrates the 20th anniversary of leading social care provider and developer Turning Point Scotland
FIRST MINISTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF TURNING POINT SCOTLAND

FIRST MINISTER CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF TURNING POINT SCOTLAND

Nicola Sturgeon MSP thanks leading social care organisation for two decades of supporting adults Scotland’s First Minister has commended the important work of Turning Point Scotland on the 20th anniversary. Nicola Sturgeon MSP joined a large crowd of people at the organisation’s Head Office in Govan, Glasgow including those being supported by the organisation, staff...
Turning Point Scotland gives evidence to Westminster inquiry into drug misuse in Scotland

Turning Point Scotland gives evidence to Westminster inquiry into drug misuse in Scotland

Blog post: Faye Keogh, Policy and Business Development Officer, Turning Point Scotland I’ve welcomed the opportunity to work on our submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into problem drug use in Scotland.  It has been a really interesting opportunity to talk with colleagues and with the people we support about some key questions; what...
Turning Point Scotland Housing First: Then, now and future explainer video

Turning Point Scotland Housing First: Then, now and future explainer video

Brought to Scotland from America, Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Housing First began operating in 2010. The service places homeless individuals directly into independent tenancies in Glasgow with no requirement to progress through transitional housing programmes. This short video explainer gives an overview of how Turning Point Scotland’s adoption of the housing first approach is aiming...
Latest Talking Point podcast, Episode 2: Housing First now available

Latest Talking Point podcast, Episode 2: Housing First now available

In this episode Patrick McKay and Liz Littler discuss the origins of Turning Point Scotland adopting the Housing first approach, through to the latest developments. https://www.buzzsprout.com/342488/1367461-episode-2-housing-first Brought to Scotland from America, Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Housing First began operating in 2010. The service places homeless individuals directly into independent tenancies in Glasgow with no requirement...
Dumfries & Galloway service raise cash to fight skin cancer

Dumfries & Galloway service raise cash to fight skin cancer

Staff and people being supported by Turning Point Scotland have been fundraising hard for 18 months to bring specialist equipment to the region, to reduce the devastating impact of melanoma. The handheld Dermlite machine allows GPs to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers at a surgery appointment.  This is much quicker than a patient waiting...
Major milestone for TPS Connects

Major milestone for TPS Connects

Extra special achievement as Turning Point Scotland ahead of 20th anniversary celebrations An initiative to tackle loneliness, isolation and exclusion has welcomed the 300th member. TPS Connects is a community of people that have used Turning Point Scotland’s services. It was set up to give people a chance to socialise, actively participate in planning activities...
218 explainer video

218 explainer video

What is 218? We believe that there are more effective ways to reduce reoffending than short term prison sentences. Turning Point Scotland 218 provides an alternative to custody for women in the justice system. We provide programmes of intensive support and group work to empower the women to address the root causes of their offending.  ...