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Exhibition brings Christmas cheer to Dumfries

Exhibition brings Christmas cheer to Dumfries

AccessArt, a service operated by Turning Point Scotland, is transforming the old Baker’s Oven shop on the High Street of Dumfries with fantastic, unique and original Art works, many of which are for sale. These are original works produced by people with learning disabilities and autism. Janet Wright has kindly allowed here own original to...
Turning Point Scotland embraces rugby!

Turning Point Scotland embraces rugby!

Check out the video as people supported by Turning Point Scotland are taking part in a great new rugby challenge! A new partnership with Trust Rugby International  gives people the chance to try rugby in a fun and relaxed environment and build their confidence and team working. The new initiative has come about through TPS Connects,...
Festive activities around our services

Festive activities around our services

Come and support our services with plenty of festive activities in the run up to Christmas!   Turning Point Scotland Inverclyde service is holding a Christmas Fete on Saturday 29th November from 12 noon in the Loreto Club, Houston St, Greenock, Inverclyde PA16 8DA. Tickets, including tea/coffee and mince pies are priced £3. Please call...
Glasgow drug service marks 20 years saving lives and reducing harm caused by addiction

Glasgow drug service marks 20 years saving lives and reducing harm caused by addiction

Turning Point Scotland’s Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre has been supporting people affected by drug addiction since 1994.  To mark this milestone, the service is hosting a special open day for people that have received support in the centre past and present, as well as staff and agencies that work with Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre. Taking...
Turning Point Scotland annual report 2013-2014 published

Turning Point Scotland annual report 2013-2014 published

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Turning Point Scotland athletes gear up for big race

Turning Point Scotland athletes gear up for big race

A group of athletes from Turning Point Scotland’s services are aiming to achieve their personal best for 10km and raise money this weekend.  Over 10 000 runners will be pounding the streets of Glasgow on Sunday 5th October as part of the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run. Around a dozen service users and a...
GDCC is turning 20!

GDCC is turning 20!

Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre is celebrating 20 years of supporting people achieve a better quality of life. Come and join us to mark this special occasion. Interactive opportunities, complementary therapies, GDCC film, GDCC time capsule, yoga, highlights of GDCC and much more! Lunch and cake served 12 noon to 1.30pm 23rd October 2014 10.30am –...
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...
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 away to Dumfries. Now they can take advantage of a holiday bungalow run by Turning...
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...