Resources

At Turning Point we want to have a sustainable and long-term impact.

In order to do this we actively influence the health and social care policy agenda. We provide expert information and influence key decision makers in order to shape policy and promote the needs of the people we support.

Our reports

We regularly write new reports relating to key health and care issues, please see below:

 

dual dilemmaDual Dilemma

This short report provides an update on challenges facing those with co-existing needs and calls on the government, commissioners and others to work together to improve service provision. 

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Moving from the MarginsMoving from the Margins

This report produced with Collaborate argues that joined-up services which are responsive to the people using them and the needs of the local communities should be at the heart of social and public reforms in the NHS, local government and criminal justice system.

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bottling_it_up_landscape.jpgBottling It Up

The effects of alcohol misuse on children, parents and families We know from the people we work with that more needs to be done to highlight the damage caused by parental alcohol misuse and this is the subject of Bottling it Up. Download PDF

 

sharpend_portrait.jpgAt the Sharp End

Our work on At the Sharp End, focuses on the rising prevalence of blood borne viruses such as HIV and Hepatitis C among injecting users.

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crack_report_portrait.jpgThe Crack Report

The Crack Report highlights the extent and growth of crack use in the UK and calls on government and drug treatment agencies to do more to develop services that better meet the complex needs of crack users.

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MWET policeIndependent Commission on Mental Health and Policing Executive Summary

This document reviews the work of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) with regard to people who have died or been seriously injured following police contact or in police custody and to make recommendations to inform MPS conduct, response and actions where mental health is, or is perceived to be, a key issue. Download PDF

 

MWET policeIndependent Commission on Mental Health and Policing Report

The Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing, chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale was set up in September 2012 at the request of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
 
The Commission's brief was to review the work of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) with regard to people who have died or been seriously injured following police contact or in police custody and to make recommendations to inform MPS conduct, response and actions where mental health is, or is perceived to be, a key issue. Download PDF

 

DD coverDual Diagonsis - Good Practice Handbook

This Good Practice Handbook helps practioneres to plan, organise and deliver services for people with co-existing mental health and substance use needs. Download PDF

 

dual diagnosis toolkit mh smDual Diagnosis toolkit: A practical guide for professionals and practitioners

Turning Point's first Dual Diagnosis toolkit developed in 2004 with Rethink Mental Illness, to support practitioners working with people who have coexisting mental health and substance misuse needs. 

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If you have any questions in regards to the publications above please contact press@turning-point.co.uk.

Our Policies

Environmental Policy

Turning Point aims to minimise the environmental impact of its activities. Our environmental policy sets out the scope of our activities and the responsibilities of all staff. Turning Point has been accredited with ISO 14001 for over three years and we regularly update our policy and work with our staff team to maintain and improve our environmental credentials. 

Equality and Human Rights

Equality is one of our core values at Turning Point and we are committed to providing high quality person centred services to all who need them, reflecting and responding to the diversity of the communities we serve.

At Turning Point we have a corporate policy in which we have set ourselves eight equality and human rights objectives.  These cover our service delivery and employment as well as the functions which support our organisation. If you would like to read a copy of this or any other policies please contact us on  info@turning-point.co.uk