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Beautiful Perth & Turning Point Scotland celebrate Learning Disability Week

Beautiful Perth & Turning Point Scotland celebrate Learning Disability Week

The car park at Bridgend is getting a face lift thanks to a joint action day being held by two local charities to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2016.  Beautiful Perth is the local charity that runs the ‘Perth in Bloom’ campaign, and Turning Point Scotland supports adults with a range of complex needs. The two...
Mental Health Awareness Week: Making a difference

Mental Health Awareness Week: Making a difference

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we are bringing you some positive stories from Rosie’s Social Enterprises in Aberdeen. Rosie’s Social Enterprises provides vocational training, support and work experience for people recovering from acquired brain injuries, mental health and a range of other conditions.  We operate as professional businesses and our trading activities provide income...
End of an era for Operations Manager Dave Bleasdale

End of an era for Operations Manager Dave Bleasdale

Turning Point Scotland Operations Manager Dave Bleasdale is retiring after nearly two decades with the organisation. Dave joined Turning Point Scotland in 1998 and is Operations Manager based in Dumfries and Galloway where we provide housing support and care at home services for people aged 11 and over who have a range of support issues...
Rosie's Cafe hosts Employability event

Rosie’s Cafe hosts Employability event

A group of people supported from across all 6 of the workshops at Rosie’s Social Enterprises gathered at Rosie’s Cafe for an informal presentation on local opportunities.  With presentations from Remploy and ACVO, the event provided information on what volunteering and employment support opportunities are available within Aberdeen. Since the event  they have had several...
Connecting Citizens

Connecting Citizens

Turning Point Scotland has taken on an exciting new approach which will be embedded as a central part of the culture and ethos of the organisation. Citizenship is a philosophy and model originating from America but was brought here by Turning Point Scotland, following the emerging partnership and links with both the University of Strathclyde...
I've got something to get up for. I'm up and out the door at 630am.

I’ve got something to get up for. I’m up and out the door at 630am.

Earlier this week we launched the findings of a recent evaluation on the Public Social Partnership at Low Moss prison. Turning Point Scotland is the lead partner in delivering this service and Martin Cawley spoke at a small gathering about the “positive and encouraging findings” from the evaluation.  David Robb, a young man from Renfrew...
Findings show Low Moss PSP is addressing reoffending rates

Findings show Low Moss PSP is addressing reoffending rates

A service supporting people in prison and once they have left, is helping to reduce the chances of them reoffending.  An independent evaluation has been carried out into the HMP Low Moss Public Social Partnership (PSP). The evaluation by Reid-Howie Associates found: Less than 17% of all service users who engaged with the PSP had...
Dumfries & Galloway MP praises Cree Studio

Dumfries & Galloway MP praises Cree Studio

Dumfries & Galloway MP Richard Arkless has visited Cree Studio project to see how it is helping people with learning disabilities and autism.  The Cree Studio, based in Newton Stewart’s Activity and Resource Centre, is a partnership project between Dumfries and Galloway Council and Turning Point Scotland. The project provides personalised learning and development opportunities...
Bake it Happen

Bake it Happen

Turning Point Scotland is holding its third Bake it Happen. Last year each of our 35 services held a ‘Bake it Happen’ event on the same day. The idea was to bring our staff, partners, the people we support with their families to have coffee and cake and raise money at the same time. The...
Talk given in Glasgow about North American medically supervised injecting centre

Talk given in Glasgow about North American medically supervised injecting centre

OUT OF HARM’S WAY  The Story of North America’s First and Only Public Legal Supervised Injection Site Liz Evans is currently a fellow with the Soros Foundation and works with Community Insite. As a trained nurse, she worked in an inner city community in North America where for 23 years she tried to create socially...
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,...