Turning Point Scotland's submission to the Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry into Drug Use and Misuse in Scotland
Turning Point Scotland works with adults who are experiencing a range of support needs in relation to problematic drug and/or alcohol use, involvement in the criminal justice system, homelessness and mental ill-health. 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 play a significant role in the delivery of treatment and recovery services across Scotland. Our range of services in Glasgow offer people a pathway from crisis, through residential rehabilitation and on into moving-on support. In Edinburgh we provide recovery focused support as part of the North East Recovery Hub and we are one of the main third sector providers working across Aberdeenshire. We have developed innovative approaches to support that integrates work around problematic drug and alcohol use with homelessness services (Housing First, Glasgow Homelessness Service) and with criminal and community justice services (218, Turnaround, Low Moss PSP Throughcare Service).
We welcome the opportunity to support the Committee in this inquiry.