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Glasgow East End Taekwondo welcomes South Korean team

Glasgow East End Taekwondo welcomes South Korean team

The community came together to welcome the South Korean Homeless World Cup team to the club of Glasgow East End Taekwondo. Taekwondo originated in South Korea. The students put on a demonstration of Taekwondo, with the students and parents all coming together to provide donations of food and other refreshment’s along with the best hospitality...
The Homeless World Cup on STV Supported by Turning Point Scotland

The Homeless World Cup on STV Supported by Turning Point Scotland

STV will be broadcasting the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow July 10-16. They will be showing highlights and features on STV Glasgow, STV Edinburgh and their main ITV channel. We are supporting STV’s coverage of the Homeless World Cup because it is a hugely worthwhile event and should be a fantastic showpiece for the city....
Take a look behind the scenes Inverclyde

Take a look behind the scenes Inverclyde

See what our staff and people we support get up to and find out more about the service
Video Highlights of TPS Connects 2016

Video Highlights of TPS Connects 2016

TPS Connects 2016 was held over a packed 2 days of activities at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Clydebank.  It is an event for people supported by Turning Point Scotland. The conference was organised by the TPS Connects Committee and was supported on the day by a team of volunteers. The first conference in...
Career progression at Turning Point Scotland

Career progression at Turning Point Scotland

Louise Cockburn works for Turning Point Scotland Inverclyde as the Relief Admin Assistant and she has worked long and hard to gain her NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration Knowledge qualification.  Louise studied the principles of personal responsibilities, providing admin services, managing information, supporting change, maintaining stock and budgets in a business environment....
Chief Executive Martin Cawley leaves

Chief Executive Martin Cawley leaves

Turning Point Scotland can announce that Chief Executive Martin Cawley has left. He will take on the post as Director of Big Lottery Scotland. Martin said: “I have enjoyed the last 8 years immensely. It wasn’t an easy decision to come to. Leading Turning Point Scotland is one of the most exciting and challenging roles...
Respects paid to former Operations Manager Ian Irvine

Respects paid to former Operations Manager Ian Irvine

The staff team at Turning Point Scotland are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of former colleague Ian Irvine.  We would like to pass on our condolences to Ian’s sons, Allan and Jack, all our thoughts are with them at this time. Ian retired from Turning Point Scotland last summer as Operations Manager...
Mental Health Awareness Week: MB's story

Mental Health Awareness Week: MB’s story

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we feature a final poignant story about the impact of mental health issues.  MB describes how important support was to her: “It was a disappointment, to open my eyes in the morning.  The sunlight barely registered.  I didn’t want to get up: there was no reason for me...
Mental Health Awareness Week: Ruth's story

Mental Health Awareness Week: Ruth’s story

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we are profiling some of the challenges and issues people we support have overcome. Ruth describes the positive things in her life since coming to Rosie’s Social Enterprises: “I found out about Rosies from my occupational therapist two years ago. She was helping me to socialise and get...
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...