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Turning Point Scotland launches Aberdeen Gateway Support

Today social care provider Turning Point Scotland launched its newest local service in the city, Aberdeen Gateway Support.

The service provides intensive support for 12 weeks across 2 core accommodation blocks with transitional support for up to two years of within the Aberdeen community.

Aberdeen Gateway Support will deliver health led interventions while supporting rapid rehousing to prevent repeat homelessness.

Commissioned by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Gateway Support adds to existing Turning Point Scotland services in the city committed to preventing and supporting those experiencing homelessness.

Turning Point Scotland already delivers homelessness services through Aberdeen City Housing First and Aberdeen Housing Support Service.

Turning Point Scotland Head of Services North East Colin Barnes said:

‘‘I want to welcome the staff of Aberdeen Gateway Support to Turning Point Scotland. The launch of this new service marks an important milestone for Turning Point Scotland, which has been delivering services in the city of Aberdeen for more than two decades.

‘‘We look forward to continuing our strong working relationships with Aberdeen City Council and key partner organisations as we deliver quality services to the people we support.’’

Turning Point Scotland Service Manager Lynsey Blaney said:

‘‘Through our new service, Aberdeen Gateway Support, Turning Point Scotland has become the main provider of homelessness services in Aberdeen.

‘‘The significance of Turning Point Scotland delivering Aberdeen Gateway Support, alongside Aberdeen City Housing First and Aberdeen Housing Support Service is that our staff and key partners can provide an even more holistic approach to reducing harm and preventing repeat homelessness.’’

Image: Turning Point Scotland Head of Services North East Colin Barnes

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