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Share your loves and passions

Share your loves and passions

This is the final installment of our love themed feature from people we support, as part of Valentine’s weekend. We hope you have enjoyed hearing about them. My name is Jack, I am supported by Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway, I really love writing Fan Fiction.  At the moment I am writing my first...
Celebrate your love and passion

Celebrate your love and passion

We have been celebrating our loves and passions for Valentine’s day.  My name is Rea. I am supported by Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway. I am a member of Buddies, which is a local place to meet for friendship and activities. I like to meet friends like Ellis, Emma, Jane, William, Graham, Christine, Kirsty,...
Happy Valentine's day!

Happy Valentine’s day!

Happy Valentine’s day! We hope you enjoy a special day with a loved one or doing something you love doing.  My name is William. I use the service at Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway, but I live at home. I love going to a group known as Aspiescope (Aspiescope stands for “Aspergers Cope”) every...
What people we support love

What people we support love

It’s nearly Valentine’s day. We have been highlighting some of the things people we support ‘love’ this week.  My name is John. I’m supported by Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway, and I love darts. I have my own dart board in my room, and like to play. I go to Greens pub on a...
What do you love?

What do you love?

Calling all romantics! We are celebrating Valentine’s day with a ‘love’ theme. Lots of people we support have loves, passions and interests. So we asked, what do you ‘love’? Hi I’m Marley I am an 18 year girl who has been supported by Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway for 2 years.  I live on...
Turning Point Scotland visit Dublin to hear about Irish plans for supervised injecting rooms

Turning Point Scotland visit Dublin to hear about Irish plans for supervised injecting rooms

During December the news broke that the Cabinet in Ireland had agreed to introduce legislation which would allow medically supervised injecting centres to be set up under licensed conditions. Colleagues from Turning Point Scotland, along with a delegation from Wales, visited Dublin to hear more about the plans. Business Development Manager Alan Howard was among...
Work with us

Work with us

We have some great vacancies available if you are looking for a career in social care. We offer a pension, guaranteed hours, 7 weeks annual leave per year and the chance to join a company that is robust and prepared for the future. If you are interested in working with us please visit our jobs page....
Inspiring stories for 2016

Inspiring stories for 2016

We bring you our final story in our week of features about people that have made positive changes in their lives. If you have goals for 2016 and want to make changes to improve your health and well-being, we hope you have been inspired by the personal accounts of people we support. Bill, a veteran...
Changing lives in 2016

Changing lives in 2016

January can be bleak but it is also a time for optimism, setting goals and improving health and well-being.
What can you achieve in 2016?

What can you achieve in 2016?

We continue our week of looking at some of the lives of people that have been supported by Turning Point Scotland.  Many people unfortunately may have had a tough time during the festive period or are struggling in the long, dark month of January. However, hopefully by featuring some of the stories of people around...
Celebrating achievement for 2016

Celebrating achievement for 2016

This week we are trying to inspire positive change with uplifting stories and try and shake off some of the January blues. 
Be inspired for 2016!

Be inspired for 2016!

January can be a difficult month for everyone, with the fun of Christmas over, the dark mornings and a long month until pay day. In fact today January 18th is often described as the ‘most depressing day of the year’. But January is also a time when people vow to make positive changes in their...