Turning Point Scotland's Response to Edinburgh City Council RRTP Stakeholder Feedback
Turning Point Scotland (TPS) works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs in relation to housing and homelessness, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, fluctuating mental health, physical disabilities, problematic alcohol and/or other drug use and involvement in the criminal justice system. We currently deliver over £7.4 million worth of homelessness and housing support services across 7 local authority areas, providing support for up to 2000 individuals on any given day, 4500 per year. In Edinburgh we are currently providing Housing First support to 21 individuals which will increase to around 42 individuals over the next 4 months. We also host the North East Recovery hub one stop shop which offers walk in assessment and access to a full range of alcohol and others drug treatment and support services. We deliver this from our main site in Leith, which includes the only third sector fixed needle exchange site in the city, and from a satellite location at East Neighbourhood Centre in Craigmillar. The Hubs house a multi disciplinary team of third sector, NHS and Social Work professionals.
We work from the belief that people matter, that they are the experts on their support needs and that it is for us to work creatively with them and with partners to ensure that those needs are met. We welcome the opportunity to comment and to share our experience in our responses to the questions below.