Turning Point to deliver new substance misuse services in Gloucester, Wiltshire, East Kent and Northumberland

News item posted: 17 March 2017

Following competitive tendering processes Turning Point has recently been commissioned to deliver fully integrated Drug and Alcohol Services across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and East Kent. Key to the delivery in each of the three regions will be the use of local hubs and mobile outreach vehicles, making it easier for people to access the support they need.

Comprising all elements to address and prevent problematic drug and alcohol use, the services will include prescribing, structured and unstructured delivery, criminal justice and harm reduction/preventative services, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team.

Turning Point was also successful in our bid to provide some of the new Integrated Drug Service in Northumberland. Working as a sub-contractor to the Northumberland & Tyne & Wear NHS Trust and working with Cyrenians, we will deliver the Care Coordination & Drug Intervention Programme elements of the service. 

Selina Douglas, Managing Director of Substance Misuse said:

'It's about taking services to people and providing support to those who need them most.

We firmly believe that these services will turn people's lives around, driven by our values and belief that Turning Point can take services beyond current designs, breaking moulds and deliver services that will have a long lasting impact across counties. 

It is through winning new services that Turning Point can continue to grow and maintain viability, supporting more people and strengthening our existing services'.