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Female prison announcement made at our 218 service

Female prison announcement made at our 218 service

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson has announced that current plans for a female prison in Inverclyde will not go ahead. During a visit to Turning Point Scotland’s highly-praised 218 service in Glasgow, he stated that the current plans do not fit with his vision of how to address female offending and that Scotland needs to take...
Rosies Retro official opening

Rosies Retro official opening

National social care charity Turning Point Scotland launches Rosie’s Retro, its second social enterprise, this time in Ayr town centre. Building on the success of Rosie’s Social Enterprise in Aberdeen, Rosie’s Retro will provide workplace opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Located in the Kyle Centre in Ayr, Rosie’s Retro comprises a gift shop with...
Raise money for extra benefits for people supported by Turning Point Scotland

Raise money for extra benefits for people supported by Turning Point Scotland

If you enjoy supporting charities and would like to raise extra money for Turning Point Scotland, we run lots of fun activities throughout the year that you can take part in. All the money raised goes towards additional benefits for the people we support. This could mean trying new activities to help them progress in...
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

You can also download the Turning Point Scotland annual report 2013-2014 PDF      
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...