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Our 2020 Lament - A new blog by Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs

23 November 2020
Ahead of the Government's 2020 Spending Review Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs calls for action on funding

Our 2020 lament

Covid has exposed the ‘fault lines’ in our society. A number of powerful voices have been successful in bringing to our attention many of those issues.

Those of us supporting people who need help with their...

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Our Environmental Sustainability Strategy

28 October 2020

As we’ve been developing our approach to environmental sustainability we’ve been asking ourselves some important questions about ourselves and our responsibilities. Other people might have...

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Keeping Families Together - Inside the Phoenix Family Service

8 October 2020
Phoenix Futures provides a range of residential rehabilitation across four sites in the UK, but one of these sites is slightly different to the more traditional rehab setting. They are one of the few providers in the country who offer a service where people seeking treatment for their substance use problems can do so whilst remaining together as a...
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A Shameful Affair - Chief Exec Blog on the harmful effects of stigma

21 September 2020

Read Phoenix Chief Exec's latest blog on the pernicious effects of stigma

A Shameful Affair

Two weeks ago the UK Government published its response to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee report into Problem Drug Use in Scotland.

The response has been received with criticism both sides of the border for refusing every one of...

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Sustainable Recovery - Our Strategy 2020

8 September 2020

Our Chief Exec, Karen Biggs introduces Phoenix's 2020 strategy - Sustainable Recovery

The work we do at Phoenix leads to change.

Our services span a wide spectrum and meet the unique individual needs of people whatever their hopes and ambitions for themselves or their family’s future. As we have developed our...

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Launching a Research Partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

8 September 2020


By Gabrielle Epstein and Helena Gosling

As part of our Sustainable Recovery Strategy Phoenix Futures is working to facilitate a more symbiotic relationship between research and...

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Phoenix's Brand New Look

7 September 2020

Since the end of last year we have been working away behind the scenes, crafting a new visual identity...

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Chief Exec's Blog - Myths and Legends of Residential Rehab

17 August 2020

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs addresses the myths and legends of residential rehab and highlights the tangible truth.

Myths and Legends and the Tangible Truth

Over the course of the last 30 years we have developed a robust set of treatment interventions in the UK, based on evidence, research and practice. Delivered by a range...

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The Coronavirus Prison Rollercoaster

29 June 2020
The Coronavirus Prison Rollercoaster

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, whether we work in prisons, residential, or community services. We’ve never faced such an unprecedented change to the ways in which we usually operate as services, and support...


Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).