Turning Point delivers new support for people with a learning disability in Warwickshire

News item posted: 17 March 2017

On Friday 1st July, Turning Point began providing a new wellbeing service for people with a learning disability, extending our provision in South Warwickshire.

Although there have been community hubs in the area for some time, the new service will have a greater emphasis on wellbeing and will be accessible across a range of local community sites. Our new flexible model will offer regular drop in sessions for information and signposting, focused one to one sessions and varied workshops to improve people’s emotional and physical wellbeing, whilst also addressing individuals' need for greater community involvement and employment opportunities. 

This is a new way of delivering this kind of support in Warwickshire, with Turning Point keen to reach out to more people over the age of 16 with a learning disability across the area, ensuring the wellbeing service can be accessed at the right place at the right time.

Fiona Ritchie OBE, Managing Director for Learning Disability Services at Turning Point said: ‘We have a long history in Warwickshire, having delivered a range of learning disability services in Warwickshire for over ten years. The new wellbeing service is particularly exciting as it addresses health needs, as well as breaking down the barriers that can stop people with a learning disability enjoying the full benefits of their community. Our model has been designed with input from staff and people who have a learning disability, who want a range of flexible sessions that are accessible across a range of community settings such as libraries, community cafés and local health centres.’