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29 January 2015
| Learning Disability
Fiona Ritchie, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point, responded to the publication of the government’s report ‘Winterbourne View: Transforming Care Two Years On’
"It's great to see so much emphasis on the involvement of people
with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers.
However, we must make sure that we continue to focus on support
rather than care, and the need to let those with learning
disabilities take control of...
20 January 2015
| Substance Misuse
Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point, responds to Nick Clegg’s announcement of a new programme to improve mental health care provision in the UK.
"The Deputy Prime Minister's call to address stigma is also
important, and an issue that everyone can help tackle. A
willingness to discuss suicidal feelings and other mental health
challenges does a huge amount to reduce the stigma that makes life
harder for those experiencing mental ill-health, and which...
09 January 2015
Turning Point showcases work with community services to tackle alcohol misuse in East Kent
Attendees included representatives from the fire and ambulance
services, A and E staff from the NHS in Kent, and representatives
of the local authority, as well as local media. Together they were
able to provide a comprehensive overview of the impact of alcohol
misuse on the community. Turning Point's...
02 January 2015
Turning Point Chief Executive calls for ‘New Resolution’ in mental health crisis care.
In his article, Victor also calls for better preventative care
and support for those suffering from mental health issues, and
calls for better resources, as well as further integration with
primary care services.
Victor's article supports Turning Point's involvement with the
Crisis Care Concordat, which will continue in 2015. The...