Turning Point to support people across Leicester and Leicestershire

News item posted: 19 June 2017

As of the 1st July, Turning Point will be the new provider of drug and alcohol support across Leicester and Leicestershire and also work within HMP Leicester.

Turning Point is a leading health and social care organisation with over 50 years’ experience of supporting people with complex needs including substance misuse, mental health issues, learning disability, unemployment, housing needs and offending behaviour.  

The aim of the service is to provide integrated community drug and alcohol treatment for young people, adults and their families. The service will increase opportunity to access support in the community; improve completion rates so more residents leave treatment having achieved their goals; reach out to client groups who are currently under-represented currently; and respond quickly to changing drug and alcohol trends.

Mark Shepperd, Managing Director for Public Health Services at Turning Point said:

‘The opportunity to work across Leicester and Leicestershire is a significant one for Turning Point and provides us with a unique opportunity to work with partners to embed recovery focused pathways that put people’s health and wellbeing at the heart of the new treatment system. We are currently working with the local councils, police, NHS England and incumbent providers to ensure a smooth transition for July and very much look forward to working with colleagues to ensure we are able to deliver the right support, at the right time to people across the region.’