One of Scotland leading social care organisations is now ranked alongside some of the country’s leading businesses.

Turning Point Scotland has been awarded ‘Recognised for Excellence’ at the Quality Scotland Business Excellence Awards held today, on Tuesday 18th June at the Roxburghe Hotel in Edinburgh.

It is a Europe wide recognised quality framework which looks at all the key aspects of an organisation in areas such as strategy, leadership, people, partnerships and resources and processes and measures the outcome and impact overall. The assessment criteria considers key results, how finances are managed and how quality is ensured across the organisation.

After a lengthy application process, the assessors visited Turning Point Scotland locations and interviewed staff members to discuss in-depth about the different aspects of the business.

Martin Cawley, Chief Executive, Turning Point Scotland said:

“This is a fantastic achievement to be Recognised for Excellence and is a real reflection of the commitment to quality among our staff team.

“Everyone has worked hard to contribute to the application and assessment, and they should be very proud of their efforts.

We have always been committed to the high standards of support we offer to people but this is recognition they are with an organisation that has a mark of quality.”

Notes to editor:

Turning Point Scotland provides support to thousands of adults with complex issues such as learning disabilities, autism, neurological conditions, substance misuse, homelessness, mental health and criminal justice.

It offers crisis intervention, housing support, care at home, community rehabilitation, residential care and social enterprise.

Set up as a registered charity and limited company in 1999, the organisation now operates 35 services from 180 locations across Scotland in 18 local authority areas.

Press contact

For more information please contact Marisa Mahood,Marketing & Communications Manager,  Turning Point Scotland 07960 875 022 or