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31 July 2015
Turning Point opens county-wide mental health crisis service opens in Hertfordshire.
The design of the service follows a consultation with people in Hertfordshire, which worked to identify the times when a crisis service such as this is most likely to be needed. The service will offer practical and emotional support for people affected by mental health...
30 July 2015
Lord Victor Adebowale on Newsnight commenting on employment for people affected by addiction
The review, Chaired by Dame Carol Black, is intended to look at costs, failings within the current system and how best to get more people off sick benefit and back into work over the next 5 years.
In response to the proposals Lord Adebowale shared his view that the suggestion...
24 July 2015
Paul Hayes appointed to lead substance misuse sector 'Collective Voice' project
The project will:
Identify the most effective structures and mechanisms to enable the entire drug and alcohol treatment sector to represent the interests of its service users to relevant stakeholders; and
Establish how the drug and alcohol treatment sector can help the government achieve its ambition.
15 July 2015
Turning Point’s Fiona Ritchie responds to PHE report on prescribing for adults with learning disabilities
Responding to the report, Fiona Ritchie OBE, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point said:
“It is concerning that individuals may be prescribed medication they do not need. It is important that health professionals, particularly GPs, provide person centred care to all of their...
15 July 2015
Turning Point’s Fiona Ritchie responds to the report 'Winterbourne View - Time is Running Out'
“I welcome the report's candour in highlighting that more needs to be done to ensure people with learning disabilities are living the lives they want to live, where they want to live them. Progress on closing institutions like Winterbourne View has been woefully slow. There...
15 July 2015
Turning Point’s Lorraine Moore comments on the interim report by The Commission on the Provision of Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Care for Adults
“We welcome the interim findings of this report and the focus this brings to the importance of people getting the right support. It is shocking that ‘92% of wards surveyed are treating patients who could have been treated by other services if they had been...
01 July 2015
Services team up to inspire recovery for those affected by substance misuse.
Additionally, a key feature of Inspiring Recovery will be working with individuals to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need, to help them re-enter work or education. Anyone over the age of 18 can refer themselves to the service, and Turning Point already...