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Turning Point

Organisation Summary

Business Sector:Health and Social Care

Business Activities:Delivery of service on behalf of the public sector

Business Location:England

Chief Executive:Lord Victor Adebowale CBE

Turnover:£126m (2016-17)


Legal structure:Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee

Turning Point

Turning Point is a leading social enterprise providing health and social care services for people with complex needs at 244 locations across England. Last year alone, the organisation supported 83,968 people.

Turning Point has been supporting people to make changes in their lives since 1964. It provides wrap around support for vulnerable people, building on its expertise in substance misuse, mental health, learning disability, autism, acquired brain injury, sexual health, healthy lifestyles and employment. Turning Point provides a broad range of services which include community drug and alcohol treatment, residential detox and rehabilitation, supported living for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues or a history of substance misuse, specialist and forensic mental health services, talking therapies and mental health crisis services.

As a social enterprise, Turning Point aims to bring the best of business – robust financial management and the ability to innovate and transform services in response to a challenging external environment – whilst retaining an absolute focus on the needs of the people they support.

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Turning Point

Name:Lord Victor Adebowale CBE

Title :CEO

Victor is the CEO of Turning Point, a social enterprise providing health and social care interventions to approximately 77,000 people on an annual basis.

Victor sits as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of NHS England, the Co-Operative Group, Collaborate CIC, IOCOM and Leadership In Mind, he is also the Chair of Social Enterprise UK. Victor has chaired a number of commission reports into; policing, employment, mental health, housing and fairness for The London Fairness Commission, the Met Police and for central and local government. He was awarded CBE for services to the unemployed and homeless people, and became a crossbench peer in 2001.

Victor is a visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln; an honorary member of the Institute of Psychiatry; President of The International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and a Governor at The London School of Economics. Victor has an MA in Advanced Organisational Consulting from Tavistock Institute and City University.