The Cree Studio, a joint venture between Turning Point Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Day Service in Newton Stewart have celebrated double award success.

First they landed Best Involvement of Users and Carers following the nomination from a social worker in the Council’s Personalisation Team.

The award was collected by our resident music and short film making experts, Laurie McQueen and Paul Brown.

The recommendation made particular mention to the work of Laurie and Paul in making the studio such a success.

It stated “Laurie and Paul’s commitment to the involvement of people of all ages and abilities has, and continues to have, a positive impact on the lives of the people they support.  Key to their success is that they listen and respond to people”

Cree Studio also landed the Social Works award for Best User and Carer Involvement. The latest award is the Association of Social Care Communicators 2012 Award for Best Social Media for their film ‘The Talents Within’. They have received a cheque for £200 which will be used to further the work of the Studio.The Chief Executive, Chair of the Social Work Committee And it’s Director have all been informed.

The judges of the competition gave the following comments:

“Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Cree Studio – the talents within’ DVD is an outstanding winner. The DVD sets out to showcase the work of the studio in supporting music and short film production for young people and adults to realise their potential while also serving the wider community. Driven by high production values, the DVD is well conceived, designed and co-produced with service users in a simple, but creative and effective format. Top marks for this quietly powerful and captivating social media marketing tool.”