Phoenix welcomed the Home Secretary Amber Rudd to Grace House on International Women's Day 8th March 2017
The Home Secretary visited the specialist rehab service and spent time speaking to service users about their experiences in addiction and recovery.
Grace House was opened two years ago by Phoenix Futures to meet the needs of women across the UK. The service provides high quality support for women with substance misuse problems and complex needs such as sexual abuse and exploitation, domestic violence and homelessness.
Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs stated:
"We welcome the visit from the Home Secretary and thank her for taking the time to listen to the first hand experiences of our service users. Specialist services such as Grace House provide a safe space for women to address complex issues with highly skilled professional support.
I can't think of a better way to mark International Women's Day than providing an opportunity for some of the most excluded women in our communities to have a voice."
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd said:
“I was delighted to visit Grace House on International Women’s Day and see the excellent work carried out by Phoenix Futures to support women recovering from substance abuse.
“Drugs and alcohol misuse can have a devastating impact on individuals, their families and the communities in which they live. That is why it is vital people have access to a range of treatment options that can be tailored to individual need, to provide the best possible chances of recovery.”