Turning Point Scotland has been hosting a visit for Louise Kelly from Australia.

Louise is over here on a Churchill Fellowship and is visiting Scotland along with Singapore, Canada and USA.

She is researching initiatives for reducing recidivism of offenders through supported reintegration and rehabilitation.

She currently works in a 5 million pound turnover service, primarily providing housing to people released from prison and they are expanding into Electronic Monitoring.

Louise said: “I am particularly excited about meeting the people of Scotland and learning of your cultures, practices and expertise with a view to sharing my findings when I return to Australia to the benefit of the South Australian and Australian community, ex-offenders, prisoners and their families.”

Louise is visiting Glasgow Housing Support, Glasgow Housing First, GARS, Turnaround, Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre, The Absitinence Project and Glasgow Homelessness Service.