Turning Point Scotland has a number of finalists in the Scottish Social Services Awards 2018.

The awards are organised on behalf of a number of key organisations across the social services sector to deliver high quality and effective social services.

Emma Robertson, Support Practitioner, Turning Point Scotland Elgin has been nominated in the Bright Spark category.

She came to the service as an HNC student on placement at just 19 and is now a full-time support practitioner. Emma’s commitment, enthusiasm and application within work are both inspirational and motivating to other staff.

The Turning Point Scotland Throughcare service at HMP Kilmarnock aims to reduce the rate of re-offending amongst the short term prison population in Ayrshire.

The partnership brings together private sector provider Serco and the third sector that traditionally are opposites but have come together to overcome challenges and have evidence to show that the service has made a difference.

In recognition of this partnership approach The Throughcare service at HMP Kilmarnock has reached the final of the ‘Silo-buster’ category.

Turning Point Scotland is also part of another finalist in the same category, Glasgow City Ambition Network.

Turning Point Scotland’s Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service with Aberlour won the ‘Silo-buster’ award last year.