HEALTH and social care provider Turning Point wants anyone it has worked with or supported to suggest an object for its 60th anniversary exhibition A History of Turning Point in 60 Objects.

Turning Point now supports more than 171,000 people annually at its 283 services nationwide. Its Somerset Drug and Alcohol Service has services in the community and hubs in Taunton, Yeovil and Street.

Specialist staff offer support and treatment for drug and alcohol issues, including harm reduction advice and resources; overdose awareness training and naloxone supply; clinical assessments for detoxification and substitute prescribing; and aftercare planning and support post-treatment.

They also do outreach and engagement on the streets, hostels and A&E; offer criminal justice pathways for community sentences and people leaving prison; and conduct engagement and workshops.

Justin Hoggans, assistant regional head of operations, said: “Turning Point plays a vital role in supporting people in Somerset recover from drug and alcohol issues.

“Our experienced staff combine their expertise with a compassionate approach to helping every single person that comes to our services.

"We have seen so many people’s lives transformed, and we look forward to helping many more people in the future."

Stories lives impacted by Turning Point will be shared at a week-long exhibition featuring 60 objects at Kensington Palace in June.

Each object represents the recovery journey of those supported by Turning Point and others who have been impacted by the organisation in different ways.

They provide an accessible and vital way to learn and share stories of hope and inspiration, while marking significant societal changes over 60 years.

The public are asked to join in the campaign, Turning Point 60: Finding hope in the most unexpected of places.

People can share their experience by submitting an object that reflects their story at

By sharing their stories, people can make a positive impact by giving others the courage and belief they too can improve their lives.

The stories will be used to improve services at Turning Point and shared with influencers and policy makers to help make positive societal change.

Turning Point chief executive Julie Bass said: "Turning Point’s longevity speaks volumes for the level of service that every centre across the country provides to our clients.

“We would love to hear of the inspirational stories of the journeys that people have gone through over the last six decades – it is the reason why we continue to strive to be the best at what we do."