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Turning Point Scotland volunteer wins gold

Turning Point Scotland volunteer wins gold

Staff at Turning Point Scotland Rosie’s Social Enterprises in Aberdeen have welcomed a very special guest to help mark the hard work and effort of a long standing team member. Lord Provost of Aberdeen, Councillor George Adam gave Josie  a gold volunteering award for 13 years service. The Lord Provost said: “It was great to see Turning...
Turning Point Scotland employee to carry Queen’s Baton in Glasgow

Turning Point Scotland employee to carry Queen’s Baton in Glasgow

John Sheridan, who this year celebrates his 25th anniversary of abstinence from drugs after 12 years of addiction, has the honour of taking part in the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay in Glasgow, two evenings before the Commonwealth Games get underway. John has worked at the Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre since it opened 20 years...
Turning Point Scotland in the Park

Turning Point Scotland in the Park

For the second year running, Turning Point Scotland offered information and advice in the charity village at Scotland’s biggest music festival, T in the Park. The team of volunteers were on hand to talk to festival goers about Turning Point Scotland’s services as well as provide information about substance misuse and sexual health, how to...
Can you help with the Bare Essentials?

Can you help with the Bare Essentials?

Turning Point Scotland Edinburgh services in Leith are looking for donations of new and unused toiletries    
Housing First scoops Care Accolade

Housing First scoops Care Accolade

Staff and people supported by Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Housing First have been celebrating after winning a Care Accolade in the adults and older people category.  The winners of the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC’s) Care Accolades 2014 were honoured at an afternoon tea and award ceremony celebrating innovative and outstanding social service projects and...
Turning Point Scotland colleague reveals North American responses to homelessness

Turning Point Scotland colleague reveals North American responses to homelessness

As part of a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship Ian Irvine, Operations Manager, Turning Point Scotland travelled to cities in both Canada and United States to find out how they are addressing homelessness. Ian visited housing projects in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and New York that are operating Housing First and other related homelessness services....
Ayrshire recruitment day

Ayrshire recruitment day

Actively looking for work? Come along to the Ayr Town Hall on Monday 9th June 10 am to 7pm. Turning Point Scotland Ayrshire services are looking to expand and enhance their long-established learning disability services in South Ayrshire to meet the increasing demand from people with their own personalised budget. We provide person centred support...
Celebrating the West End Festival Scottish style!

Celebrating the West End Festival Scottish style!

Individuals supported by Turning Point Scotland showed off their creative side as this year’s West End Festival. Costumes, music and art formed part of the much loved Glasgow festival running through June, as well as performances at hundreds of venues around the area. The theme this year for the West End Festival is Scottish which...
Findings into Housing First revealed

Findings into Housing First revealed

Over 50 delegates gathered at St Mungo’s Museum in Glasgow to find out more about an innovative model to address homelessness and housing issues originating in New York, but now being applied in Europe, including here in Glasgow. A number of local authorities and organisations working to tackle homelessness attended the event. Turning Point Scotland’s...
Turning Point Scotland marks 15 years as an independent charity

Turning Point Scotland marks 15 years as an independent charity

One of Scotland’s leading social care organisations is marking a decade and a half supporting people who traditionally have been disadvantaged. Turning Point Scotland was set up as an independent charity and devolved itself from parent organisation Turning Point UK, following the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999. To mark the occasion, 15 stories...
Brave fundraisers set to take on the Titan Crane

Brave fundraisers set to take on the Titan Crane

A small group of dare-devils are set to conquer their fears and abseil down the Titan Crane in Clydebank on Saturday 26th of April. Eight people are raising money for extra benefits for people supported by Turning Point Scotland. The money will go towards the Make It Happen Fund, small amounts helping them buy equipment...
E-Learning goes live!

E-Learning goes live!

Turning Point Scotland offers a range of courses and career development for employees to get new skills at the main office in Govan Road. But now the organisation is embracing the opportunities offered by the digital age. Turning Point Scotland is proud to announce it will be launching it’s first e-learning course for staff. By...