Turning Point distances itself from right-wing group with same name

06 Feb 2019 News

Health and social care charity, Turning Point (left) and youth movement for free markets, Turning Point UK (right)

Health and social care charity, Turning Point has distanced itself from a right-wing activist group that has launched with a similar name.

A new group right-wing youth campaign group, Turning Point UK launched in January and aims to build support for policies such free market economics, among students and young people.

It has gained 18,000 followers and a video posted on Twitter outlining its aims has been viewed over 280,000 times.

 

 

The charity, Turning Point, provides health and social care services for people with issues relating to drugs and alcohol, mental health, unemployment, learning disabilities and offending behaviour.

The charity has said that it is reviewing all options in order to protect its brand.

A spokesperson said: “Turning Point would like to make it clear that we have no connection to TPointUK or any political movements. Many people are concerned about the confusion.”

 

 

Whether the political group was aware of the name clash or not is unknown. It did not respond to Civil Society News’ request for comment.

 

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