Services in Glasgow
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service offers integrated health and social care which provides low threshold, direct access services for people experiencing a crisis due to alcohol or other drug use including people who may be experiencing homelessness. These include a crisis residential unit, 24-hour Injecting Equipment Provision (needle exchange), woundcare, harm reduction advice, signposting and naloxone training and provision.
Delivering a Housing First approach which flips the Homelessness staircase model on its head by supporting people with multiple and enduring support needs to move into a tenancy without having to prove they are ready for it.
The Glasgow Overdose Response Team (GORT) is a rapid response to near-fatal overdoses which provides a short, focused period of support to each person. GORT assertively connects individuals with mainstream alcohol and other drug services (maximum 3 interventions).
The 218 service provides an alternative to custody for women in the justice system to support them. Many of the women who use the service will have a range of complex needs such as problematic alcohol or other drug use, mental health, physical health, trauma, chronic low self-esteem and self-confidence as well as social isolation.
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Social Opportunities enables people with early onset dementia or Huntington’s disease to fill their time with meaningful and enjoyable activity in the community.
The Turning Point Scotland Flexible Homelessness Outreach Support Service aims to find people a safe place to call home.