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Complementing treatment through creative recovery activity in Prisons

18 October 2017

Even though we all recognise resources are stretched within prisons, we believe everyone should feel confident about their recovery, their ability to sustain change and become a positive member of their community.

Without good friends, decent housing, health and wellbeing and self-worth no amount of treatment will lead to a...

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New report finds essential need for appropriate housing to aid recovery for prison leavers

6 October 2017

Phoenix welcomes a new report from University of York that warns that drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners after release.

Research led by the University of York found that many prisoners experienced a ‘cliff edge’, receiving little or no professional support...

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Vicky's Blog: Increasing the rate of development isn’t enough to solve the housing crisis – we need the right type of housing

19 September 2017

On Friday, Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, announced the start of a consultation around policy aimed at substantially increasing supply of new homes. The policy, first mooted in the government’s housing white paper earlier this year, could see some local authorities required to increase house-building by up to 40% to meet projected...

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Phoenix set to receive support from Jo Malone London

14 September 2017

Phoenix are thrilled to announce a new project supported by British fragrance and lifestyle brand, Jo Malone London. The brand will support Phoenix in delivering enhanced provision at its female only residential service Grace House.

Through the sales of Jo Malone London Charity Home Candles, the support will launch a number of...

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Phoenix comments on ACMD's recent 'commissioning impact' report

6 September 2017
ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

Phoenix comments on recent report by Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

ACMD’s recent report 'Commissioning impact on drug treatment' ...

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Phoenix release report on the importance of Therapeutic Communities in breaking the cycle of frequent offending.

4 September 2017

We know that with the right support and help women can make changes in their lives, recover from their addiction and reduce their offending.

The Therapeutic Communities, transforming the lives of women and breaking the cycle of frequent offending report documents evidence that...

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2017 Recovery Street Film Festival has launched!

1 September 2017
2017 Recovery Street Film Festival has launched!

Phoenix collaborates with addiction charities Action on Addiction, CGL, Turning Point and Blenheim to create a unique annual film festival. Now in it's fourth year the festival has screened inspirational films on the streets of major cities, in universities, prisons, Houses of Commons...

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Drug Related Deaths in England and Wales 2016. How should we respond? A blog by Jim Armstrong, Director of Marketing and Innovation

2 August 2017

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales 2016. How should we respond?

A blog by Jim Armstrong – Director Marketing and Innovation

3,744 people died from drug poisoning involving both legal and illegal drugs in England and Wales during 2016. The highest number since 1993.

Whilst it would be convenient to...

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Phoenix welcomes new Drug Strategy

14 July 2017

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today launched the Government’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from drug dependence. The Home Secretary visited The Harbour, a recovery centre located in London ahead of the launch of the Drug Strategy. Karen Biggs, CEO...

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Chief Exec's blog - a Drug Strategy that supports us to do more for people affected by substance misuse

14 July 2017

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs discusses the new drug strategy in her latest blog.

Our experience over the last 50 years at Phoenix shows us most families are affected by substance misuse and all families want their loved ones to get good effective treatment....


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