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Former service users graduate at the Scottish Parliament

Former service users graduate at the Scottish Parliament

Graduates from the Scottish Drugs Forum’s award-winning Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) celebrated their achievements at a completion ceremony in the Scottish Parliament last week. The unique project, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, supports, trains, and prepares individuals with a history of problem drug or alcohol use to work in social care. Ten...
Rosie's Retro celebrate second award nomination

Rosie’s Retro celebrate second award nomination

Turning Point Scotland’s social enterprise in Ayr, Rosie’s Retro, is in line for a second award in the space of a month.  The gift shop staff have been nominated for the learning group of the year award for South Ayrshire Council, taking place on the 17th of June at the County buildings in Ayr, with...
Rosie's Retro hoping for second award

Rosie’s Retro hoping for second award

Turning Point Scotland’s social enterprise in Ayr, Rosie’s Retro, is in line for a second award in the space of a month. The gift shop staff have been nominated for the learning group of the year award for South Ayrshire Council, taking place on the 17th of June at the County buildings in Ayr, with...
Meeting housing needs following liberation

Meeting housing needs following liberation

Housing is frequently reported as an issue while an individual is preparing to be liberated and so PSP staff and agencies work on finding suitable accommodation.  Partnership work between agencies involved in the PSP is vital to meet the housing needs of service users. James Corbett, Pathway Practitioner explains how this approach is working:”Some people are...
Successful social business in Aberdeen expanding

Successful social business in Aberdeen expanding

A popular group of social enterprises in Aberdeen is expanding its range of products and services to support people with high functioning autism. Rosie’s Graphics is the latest emerging social enterprise to be added to the Rosie’s portfolio of small businesses, operated by national social care charity Turning Point Scotland. Service users will be supported...
Come and visit our Edinburgh services at Leith Gala day

Come and visit our Edinburgh services at Leith Gala day

Look out for Turning Point Scotland at the  North East Recovery Hub Stall at Leith Gala day  on Saturday 13th June. They are Row C STALL 45 and 45 A. Come and meet with staff and service users from  NE Recovery Hub. Find out what’s on offer for those who are concerned about their or...
Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh Bare Essentials project

Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh Bare Essentials project

        Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh are continuing to offer service users in housing or benefits crisis an emergency toiletries pack. The local ‘Bare Essentials’ initiative was started with a small donation given to the services by a service user’s family and staff have been looking at ways to fundraise and generate income to...
Diana's success at Addiction Worker Training Project

Diana’s success at Addiction Worker Training Project

Fourteen trainees, including Paisley’s Diana Higgins, have graduated from a unique programme that trains people with a history of problem drug or alcohol use to work in social care. The graduates from the Scottish Drugs Forum’s Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP) celebrated their achievements at a completion ceremony in Glasgow City Chambers. Renfrewshire Council and...
Staff and service users go head to head!

Staff and service users go head to head!

Turning Point Scotland staff members and TPS Connects members took part in a special 7-a-side rugby challenge match. TPS Connects are made up of past and present service users of Turning Point Scotland. They have recently being coached by Trust Rugby International and some have trained to become coaches themselves. TPS Connects decide to challenge...
Stacey pulls on her trainers for Turning Point Scotland

Stacey pulls on her trainers for Turning Point Scotland

The Morrison’s Great Women’s 10k takes place this Sunday in Glasgow and Stacey Browning will be pulling on her trainers for the iconic event. Stacey is taking part and raising funds for Turning Point Scotland, a charity close to her heart. Stacey comments: “I saw an advert for Turning Point Scotland and it was good...
Rosie's Retro social enterprise scoops award

Rosie’s Retro social enterprise scoops award

Rosie’s Retro has won an an innovation award just over 6 months after opening. The Adult Learning Impact Awards took place at The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 12th May. The social enterprise has a gift shop in the Kyle Centre in Ayr, selling a range of unique and quirky products, many made locally. Rosie’s Retro...
First Minister makes £25,000 charity donation to Turning Point Scotland

First Minister makes £25,000 charity donation to Turning Point Scotland

A charitable donation of £50,000 will be split equally between Cash for Kids in Scotland and Turning Point Scotland in the Princess’ name to further mark her arrival. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The birth of a new baby is always an occasion which brings celebration and joy, and I’m happy to be marking the...