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Our Response to the Supported Housing Consultation

15 February 2017
Our response to the Supported Housing Consultation focused on Specialist Supported Housing for people in treatment or recovery from substance misuse.

As we continue to develop specialist housing provision for people in treatment and recovery, and...

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New Futures in Mind service launches in Essex

2 February 2017

Yesterday saw the launch of Futures in Mind, an inclusive, innovative and co-produced service that will encompass recovery and support throughout the mental health and substance agendas within Essex.

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The Evidence for Residential Treatment Services

25 January 2017

The effective treatment of alcohol and drug addiction must include access to residential treatment centres, according to a new review.

Carried out by Sheffield Hallam University's Helena Kennedy Centre...

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Recovery Begins at Home Survey - What you said

12 January 2017
Recovery Begins at Home Survey

Many thanks to the participants in our Recovery Begins at Home Survey. We asked how housing had either helped or hindered your recovery. Just some of the responses we received here -

“In my case it has hindered me severely. Three years ago my partner died outside my garden. The council have still...

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Our Passion for recovery - Phoenix releases Impact Report 2015 /16

16 December 2016

Our online Impact Report highlights some of our unique insights, actions and achievements from 2016.

Did you know that-

23% of our service users have been in care as children (compared to less than 1% of the general population) 46% of our service users had mums or...
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This week is national Alcohol Awareness Week

14 November 2016

​In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits of alcohol was updated by the government's Chief Medical Officer. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not drink more than 14 units a week, and spreading these units evenly over 3 or more days.

The theme of this year's Alcohol...

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended Recovery Street Film Festival event

4 November 2016

We are thrilled to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended a Recovery Street Film Festival event, at Working Title in London, the home of numerous highly acclaimed British films such as Bridget Jones, Notting Hill and Love Actually.

Her Royal Highness, who is Patron of Action on Addiction, one of the consortium of addiction...

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Mark’s Story - How supported housing helped me move on.

2 November 2016

I was street homeless for many years, after coming into contact with a charity called ‘No Second Night Out’ I was referred to Pagnell Street hostel in Lewisham, where I saw a doctor and underwent an alcohol detox, the detox would have been pointless if I wasn’t able to access secure accommodation as I would have...

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Recovery Begins at Home Survey - Your Help Needed

1 November 2016
Have you experienced housing that has helped, or hindered, your recovery?

As a substance misuse charity and specialist housing provider we want to ensure that individuals, families and communities can recover from drug and alcohol problems, and we know that appropriate housing...

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Addressing deaths from drug misuse

9 September 2016
Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs discusses how we address the tragic increase in deaths from drug misuse

Quite rightly a lot has been said about the tragic increase in drug related deaths across the UK.

Drug deaths in Scotland have risen by 15% between 2014 and 2015 (from 613 to 706) the latest Drug Related Deaths figures for...