Turning Point to deliver new substance misuse services in Gloucester, Wiltshire, East Kent and Northumberland
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
Turning Point was also successful in our bid to provide some of
the new Integrated Drug Service in Northumberland....
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...
Supporting Children affected by Parental Alcohol Misuse
"2.6 million children are living in the UK with parents who are
drinking hazardously. Frequently this alcohol misuse remains hidden
and it's the children's voices all too often that go unheard. A
survey of 100 parents who access Turning Point's alcohol treatment
service conducted as part of our Bottling...
Turning Point call for A and E specialists
Jackie Kennedy, Turning Point's Director of Substance Misuse
Services, says this would identify dependent drinkers and get them
into treatment quicker. Her comments are in response to new
figures showing that A and E staff dealt with 1.2 million
admissions last year- an increase of more than 50,000.
New Research Suggests Cannabis Affects IQ: Turning Point comments....
"This research underlines the need for specific services and
early interventions for young people beginning to develop patterns
of drug misuse. Nipping addiction in the bud, preventing graduation
to harder drugs, and stemming the onset of not only a poorer
intellect, but also mental health generally, is best achieved...
Russell Brand documentary - From Addiction to Recovery
"Last night's documentary brought welcome attention to the
potential of prison-based rehabilitation to help people recover
from addiction and the important role of community based services.
We do not, however, agree with one of the conclusions drawn that
success is based purely on abstinence. There is an extremely strong
Local Alcohol Profiles for England
"Looking at the figures released by the North West Public Health
Observatory, it comes as little surprise that the poorest
communities also have the most socially excluded and alcohol misuse
prone residents. There is much to do to address this inequality,
and the Government must look more carefully at...
Turning Point trains students to be peer educators
Over 20 Year 11 pupils from eight of the Royal Borough's
secondary schools - Altwood, Cox Green, Charters, Desborough, Furze
Platt, Newlands, Windsor Boys' and Windsor Girls' - will be
undertaking a four-day training course to teach them how to provide
drug, alcohol and sexual health awareness sessions to...
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...
One year anniversary of Somerset SMART Recovery service
For the last 12 months weekly meetings have been held
inGlastonbury, Frome,Bridgewater, Yeovil andTauntonwhere
participants are supported in their recovery to build and maintain
motivation; cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings and
behaviours and live a balanced life.
Michael Huck from Turning Point Community Access Programme
coordinating SMART acrossSomersetsaid, "We're so...
Turning Point comments on proposals to cut binge drinking
Commenting on the Government's proposals on tackling problem
drinking, Turning Point's Director of Substance Misuse Services
Selina Douglas said:
"Any new alcohol strategy or measures aimed at tackling alcohol
abuse must include early identification of people who regularly
misuse alcohol. In particular, we need specialists in hospitals to
identify dependent drinkers...
Turning Point statement on Alcohol Guidelines report
Commenting on the Science and Technology Committee's Alcohol
Guidelines report, released today, Turning Point's Director of
Substance Misuse Services, Selina Douglas said:
"We agree that advising people to have two alcohol free days a
week could be a beneficial addition to the safe drinking
guidelines. It's also important to intervene...
Turning Point Launches Bottling It Up
Thousands of children living with parents with drink problems
are at risk of depression, anxiety and increased anger. Alcohol
misuse within families is an escalating concern, according to a new
report published today (Tuesday). The findings from Turning Point,
the health and social care organisation, reveal that parents who
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 Comments on Rise in Ketamine Problems
Commenting on the Drugscope Drug Trends Survey 2011, released
today, which showed Ketamine problems are on the rise, Turning
Point's Director of Substance Misuse Services, John Mallalieu
"Turning Point's own services have experienced almost a 40%
increase in Ketamine users over the last three years, so this
survey very much...
Turning Point Comments on FRANK Re-launch
Health and social care organisation Turning Point, today
welcomed the re-launch of FRANK - the national drugs information
and advice service provided by the Department of Health (DH), the
Home Office (HO) and the Department for Education (DfE).
Turning Point's Director of Substance Misuse Services, John
"Turning Point provides...
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 -
Turning Point Response to NTA's Latest Drugs Data
Turning Point's Director of Substance Misuse, John Mallalieu
responds to the National Treatment Agency's annual report and
latest statistics, released today.
"These new statistics are promising and Turning Point has
witnessed greater numbers of people recovering from drug addiction
within our own services. Some of our clients are going on...
Ex-offenders Tell Justice Minister How They Are Being Helped Back into Work
Minister of State for Justice, Lord McNally heard how a local
service has been exceeding targets to get ex offenders back into
employment and training when he visited during the Liberal Democrat
Party Conference, held in Birmingham this week.
The service, EESPro, is commissioned by the National Offender
Drug Users Climb Road to Recovery with British Military Fitness
Former drug users in central London are being helped to get
their lives back on track through military style exercise and have
now completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge The three men and one woman climbed the UK's three highest peaks
in 24hours as part of a programme...
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...
Young People, Alcohol and Influences - Turning Point Comment
Commenting on the study released today by the Joseph Rowntree
Foundation, which says children who see their parents drunk are
twice as likely to regularly get drunk themselves, Turning Point's
spokesperson on substance misuse Harry Walker says:
"Turning Point welcomes this report, not least because within
our services we are...
Rise in Drink-related Hospital Admissions - Turning Point Comment
Leading care provider Turning Point is calling on the NHS to put
alcohol specialists in A and E departments.
John Mallalieu, Turning Point's Director of Substance
Misuse Services, says this would identify dependent drinkers and
get them into treatment quicker. His comments are in response
to new figures * showing drink-related hospital...
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...