Turning Point Scotland is committed to involving the people who use our services in the decisions that affect their lives. To improve the quality of service we provide it is vital to listen to feedback we get. We wanted to create a forum where we could bring together individuals from our services from across Scotland to discuss their experiences of the support they receive and where improvements could be made.

TPS Connects events aimed to create a forum that would encourage discussion but also provide a fun and entertaining way to get people in a room together. By sharing experiences in a relaxed environment it was hoped service users, staff, the Board and Executive team would be brought closer together.

The events themselves heard from the people who use our services in a number of ways, via presentations, video diaries, or simply leaving comments on the ‘Talking Wall’. There were also workshops involving drama, music, art and computer skills.

Around 300 people took part across 3 events in Aberdeen, Clydebank and Glasgow and there has been plenty of positive feedback with a majority calling for them to be repeated in the future.

To read comments from some of the people who attended click here.

Here’s a selection of photos showing some of the highlights and some examples of the art work produced by service users.