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Relax and take time out with Rosie's

Relax and take time out with Rosie’s

Rosie’s Social Enterprises are offering people the chance to take a break and enjoy one of Aberdeen’s finest parks with their feet up.  The group of social businesses have a new bench available for those enjoying a day out in Seaton Park. The Friendly Bench is an initiative by Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations and...

Paul Scott’s participation in the Special Olympics 2017

Paul has recently purchased and received his Olympic standard bicycle in preparation for the Special Olympics event in Sheffield 7th-12th August 2017. Final preparations are under way! Training is ongoing fortnightly at Forfar Orchard Park Industrial estate and Paul has not missed a single training session.  Paul received his kit bag on the 18th June ...
Jason volunteers at Tayberry Enterprises as a “Tayberry Tales” storyteller.

Jason volunteers at Tayberry Enterprises as a “Tayberry Tales” storyteller.

Multi-sensory storytelling is for adults with profound learning disabilities and involves each line of a story to be accompanied by some sort of multi-sensory element. That maybe something to feel, something that makes a sound, or a smell. Jason is in his 3rd year as a storyteller and now trains other volunteers who are interested...
Leith Gala Day 2017

Leith Gala Day 2017

In typical Scottish fashion the day started out with pelting rain but by lunchtime we were graced with some sunshine just in time for the parade. Laura’s beautiful carnation and thistle buttonholes went down a treat, especially to those looking for some luck for Scotland’s rugby and football matches that afternoon. With a selection of...
Congratulations to our Dundee service and the pupils of Harris Academy.

Congratulations to our Dundee service and the pupils of Harris Academy.

The pupils have won the award for the service as part of the The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative. The YPI is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community for S2-S6 pupils across Scotland. Staff from Turning Point Scotland have represented the organisation at schools in the...

Free CPD opportunity – health & social inequalities online course

The Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre and the University of Dundee are running a free online course aimed at health and social care practitioners, policymakers and those who work in the third sector. The course – Tackling Inequalities Through Health and Social Care Design – is now open. The course is an ideal CPD opportunity...
Admin Development Day

Admin Development Day

The administration staff of Turning Point Scotland ascended on the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow for this year’s Admin Development Day. With 3 workshops facilitated by some of our admin coordinators, focussing on Prioritisation, Assertiveness, Communication and Teamwork, the staff received training on vital aspects of their everyday roles in a lively and energetic environment. Thanks...
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 and partnership approaches to delivering better services for the people being supported. The majority of...
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 were created, developed and organised by TPS Connects volunteers. Master physiotherapy students at Glasgow Caledonian...
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...
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 Squad. During her swimming career, Fiona has won multiple gold and silver medals in the...
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 – run by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD). The event at the Grand...