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Working towards employment

Working towards employment

One of our residents from Glasgow Alcohol Rehabilitation Service has been supported by their key worker to attend classes for IT, to build up his confidence and increase his chances of gaining employment in the future. He applied for the welfare fund and was awarded £250.00 towards a laptop which he is now using and...
Taking Rosie's out and about

Taking Rosie’s out and about

Rosie’s Social Enterprises are investing in a new delivery van to allow them to grow and develop their outside catering business at Rosie’s Café. For over 15 years Turning Point Scotland has held an annual fundraising golf day at Newburgh-on-Ythan Golf Club, Aberdeenshire. Some of the leading subsea companies supplying the oil industry have kindly...
Children in Need award for Dumfries & Galloway

Children in Need award for Dumfries & Galloway

Turning Point Scotland Dumfries & Galloway’s youth service has been given a huge boost through the award of £10,000 from the BBC’s Children in Need Fund. The majority of the grant will be used to fund a sensory room which will be accessed by children with disabilities. The idea of the sensory room came from...
Turning Point Scotland manager helping to save lives

Turning Point Scotland manager helping to save lives

Hugh Tannock, TPS Health & Safety Manager has attended the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Awards ceremony for achieving 250 donations. Hugh wants to remind everyone the importance of giving blood and in particular to consider the possibility of becoming a regular Platelets donor: He said: “It is very nice to be recognised but the real...
On shift with Turning Point Scotland's outreach team

On shift with Turning Point Scotland’s outreach team

Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre offers a safe, confidential service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life. Based in Tradeston, for 20 years the service has been providing a wide range of support to people with...
Praise for Turning Point Scotland Turnaround

Praise for Turning Point Scotland Turnaround

Turnaround provides a unique criminal justice service to young men and women aged 18 and over whose offending is persistent, high volume, low tariff and who are failing in other community based alternatives. Priority is given to those individuals who may be vulnerable due to substance misuse, mental health issues, homelessness or lack of coping...
New partnership to examine ways to give individuals more control

New partnership to examine ways to give individuals more control

Self-directed support was introduced in 2014 to give people using social care more choice and control. So far the new flexibility has not been used much for people in the criminal justice system. Turning Point Scotland is trying to innovate in this area and has gone into partnership with an organisation called Outside the Box...
TPS pair pedal for Dumfries & Galloway

TPS pair pedal for Dumfries & Galloway

There seems to be no end to the super fit bunch of staff at Turning Point Scotland, only too willing to jump into the saddle to raise money. Last month Chris Archibald raised thousands of pounds for Make It Happen by pedalling his way around Scotland. This month it was the turn of Dumfries &...
New Inverclyde service welcomes first tenants

New Inverclyde service welcomes first tenants

The first service user has moved into Turning Point Scotland’s newest service, Inverclyde Housing Support.  The service supports individuals with mental health issues and substance misuse to maintain their own tenancy. It’s an exciting time for the people we support as they move into their new tenancy. There are six people living in their own...
Download our latest annual report

Download our latest annual report

View and download our latest annual report 2014/2015
Chris completes his super cycle challenge

Chris completes his super cycle challenge

Chris Archibald has arrived at Turning Point Scotland Perth & Kinross to a hero’s welcome in his home town and the service he works at. A BBQ is being hosted in his honour after his 600 mile journey between Turning Point Scotland locations all around the country taking in Glasgow, Inverclyde, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway,...
Supporting women offenders in Renfrewshire

Supporting women offenders in Renfrewshire

Turning Point Scotland have been participating in a successful partnership with Renfrewshire Council to reduce reoffending among women. Jo Kuturba, Women’s Volunteer Coordinator, Renfrewshire Women’s Services said: “Our aim is to focus on women who have got a criminal background. We mainly want to focus on how to prevent further offending. We are trying to...