Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh are launching a ‘citizenship’ pack for people they support as part of a partnership with Port of Leith Housing Association.

To coincide with St Andrew’s day, the idea is promoting inclusion and that should all be part of our communities.

People who use the service will receive an information pack with a calendar,  emergency telephone numbers and a host of useful documents designed to help them feel part of their community like assisting people to register to vote, or accessing local services such as going to the gym.

The idea of Citizenship is an exciting new model which will be embedded as a central part of the culture and ethos across the whole of Turning Point Scotland. Citizenship is a philosophy and model originating from America but is being brought here by Turning Point Scotland, following the emerging partnership and links with both the University of Strathclyde and Yale in Connecticut, USA.

Defined as ‘an innovative and holistic model for community integration and social inclusion’ the idea of Citizenship is defined as a measure of the strength of an individual’s connection to the 5 R’s of rights, responsibilities, roles, resources, and relationships that society makes available to its members and is designed to address the issue of community disconnection.