Turning Point responds to personal health budgets evaluation
'The positive outcomes in the evaluation of the pilot
demonstrates the benefit of providing people, including those with
complex needs, greater choice and control over the support they
receive. We hope the further roll out of personal health budgets
continues to engage and benefit those with mental health issues...
Turning Point comments on Chris Grayling's rehabilitation speech
"The evidence supporting the efficacy of reducing re-offending
projects is overwhelming, we already know through our criminal
justice services how issues such as housing, employment and
emotional support affect re-offending rates. Mentoring services
could provide the foundational shift that is needed to avert our
country's high re-offending rates. Chris Grayling's...
Turning Point responds to Ed Miliband’s Speech on Mental Health
"Ed Miliband's focus on mental health and his call for it to be
top of the political agenda is welcome. Cuts to mental health
services can have devastating effects on the social and economic
health of the UK. We need to ensure the right support is
available for individuals...
Designing and delivering mental health services
Turning Point was one of five leading mental health
organisations who co-produced the Government's mental health
implementation framework launched in July 2012. The framework
suggests actions organisations can take to embed the principles set
out in No Health Without Mental Health and offers advice on what
local organisations can do...
Turning Point - Housing providers must respond to government calls
Lord Adebowale has written an article for Inside Housing which
discusses how the mental health strategy implementation framework,
launched in July 2012, should be an impetus for local authorities
and housing providers to reassess how they work with tenants with
mental health needs.
The new framework is aimed at helping...
Government launches Mental Health Implementation Framework
framework has been coproduced with 5 leading mental health
organisations, Turning Point, Centre for Mental Health, Mind,
NHS Confederation Mental Health Network, Rethink Mental Illness and
Turning Point. It highlights useful guidance and sources of
information to help local organisations use their existing powers
and resources to improve mental health and...
Turning Point Comments on the Government’s Social Care Proposals
'Many of the reforms are positive, particularly the fact people
will no longer have their care interrupted if they move around the
country and care assessments for under 18s which will help
to ensure they don't lose out on support on
'However, these reforms are meaningless without a proper
commitment to funding....
Lord Victor Adebowale sets out his ambitions for public health
Speaking at a national seminar on Monday 9 July, Lord Victor
Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point said that 'public
health needs to be a priority across all public services.'
'There is an opportunity to reboot public health which needs to
be taken. There are many examples of good...
Co-production: Giving Communities a Helping Hand
Co-production* is an important factor in health integration. By
empowering communities, it delivers improved health care,
innovation and better outcomes for patients, according to a new
report by the NHS Alliance and Turning Point, with the support of
Raising the Bar: Driving Co-production through Clinical
Commissioning puts co-production at...
Turning Point Statement Regarding Government’s Decision to Keep Mobility Component of DLA
Turning Point's Director of Learning Disability Services, Adam
"We are reassured by the fact the Government has listened to
those who need support the most and has decided not to remove the
mobility component of the Disability Living
"This benefit is integral to the lives of some of...
Serco Launches Pilot at HMP Doncaster to Reduce Re-offending with Turning Point and Catch22
Serco has launched a new 'payment by results' pilot at HMP
Doncaster which aims to reduce reoffending rates among former
prisoners, as announced by the Secretary of State for Justice in
March 2011. The four-year scheme, developed in alliance with
Serco's long-term voluntary sector and social enterprise partners -
Whitehall Must Give Power to the People
"Whitehall must give power to the people" - This was the message
delivered by Chief Parliamentary and Political Adviser to the
Deputy Prime Minister, Norman Lamb MP at a conference hosted by
Lord Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, at the NCVO
yesterday. The unique event, entitled 'Bridging...
Turning Point Responds to Dilnot Report
In response to the Dilnot report into the funding of care and
support, published today, Turning Point's Chief Executive, Lord
Victor Adebowale said;
"We have long needed to achieve an affordable and sustainable
system for funding long-term care in this country. The fact that
this is being looked into in...
Turning Point Response to Law Commission Proposals
Commenting on the Law Commission's final proposals following
their Adult Social Care Project, Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief
Executive of leading health and social care organisation, Turning
"This far reaching report provides an important foundation for
encouraging and supporting integration. This was one of
the key issues raised by service...
Turning Point Urges Sufferers to Seek Help During Depression Awareness Week
Health and social care organisation, Turning Point is urging
anyone who is experiencing symptoms of depression to take the first
step towards recovery and seek help.
This call comes during Depression Awareness Week (11-17 April)
which is held every year by the Depression Alliance in a bid to
Turning Point Supports Plans to Expand Diversion Schemes for Prisoners with Mental Health Issues
Leading health and social care organisation, Turning Point
supports the commitment to set up a national liaison and diversion
service for offenders with mental health issues by 2014, to be
announced by Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley and the Justice
Secretary, Ken Clarke at the WI's 'Care not Custody' reception
Turning Point Response to Mental Health Strategy
In response to the new Mental Health Strategy, published today,
Turning Point's Chief Executive, Lord Victor Adebowale said;
"Turning Point agrees there is no health without mental health.
As a key mental health provider, we are aware of the importance of
making mental health a priority across government and...