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Collective Voice addresses the Spending Review and the challenge ahead

24 November 2015

The speech the Chancellor made on Wednesday made much of the (welcome) investment in the health service – £6 billion being made available in the first year of the Spending Review, and £600 million specifically to improve mental health services.

What wasn’t in the speech but emerged later was a decision to reduce the size of the public...

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Gold Quality Award for Phoenix Derbyshire

16 November 2015

Our Derbyshire Community Substance Misuse Team, in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, have been awarded Gold following an NHS quality assessment.

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Start Over for October at HMP Garth

12 November 2015

During the month of October, the Discover Service at HMP Garth had a theme of ‘Start Over for October’ to encourage and motivate service users to make positive changes to their lives.

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Case Study: "It’s important to be around people who understand you and recovery, that peer support is such a powerful thing"

12 November 2015

Jamie completed treatment at Phoenix Futures Hampshire Residential Service in 2013 after using heroin for 20 years. He explains why suitable housing options available to people in the early stages of their recovery are so important:

“After...

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Case Study: Treatment would’ve been a massive waste of time if I hadn’t had a clean, safe place to go to after leaving rehab

10 November 2015

This is the first in a series of real case studies. Paul completed his treatment at Hampshire Residential and then went on to live in our Bridge Housing in Portsmouth. Here he talks about how important housing was for his recovery:

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Phoenix scoops up two awards for excellence

16 October 2015

Phoenix Futures picked up two awards for outstanding leadership and customer satisfaction at a prestigious awards ceremony for the UK’s leading businesses and charities.

At the glittering British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards in London on Thursday 15 October, Phoenix staff received the Leadership Award and the Customer...

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Phoenix Futures' Hampshire Residential Service opens second block of kennels

9 October 2015

Phoenix is happy to announce we are now welcoming canine residents into our Hampshire residential service.

The rehab in Droxford is the second Phoenix service to open a block of kennels to give people with dogs the opportunity to receive treatment for addiction without having to give up their pet.

The first Phoenix kennels were...

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Gains in addiction treatment at risk as rental accommodation is squeezed

8 October 2015

Karen Biggs, Phoenix Futures Chief Exec, talks about increasing challenges for people in recovery to find stable homes.

A perfect storm of factors affecting the UK rental housing market risks the chances of people affected by substance misuse in maintaining their long term recovery. A housing policy focused on home ownership and the...

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Phoenix launches new report describing how communities can work together to provide friendly environments for people in recovery.

23 September 2015

The Phoenix Futures group has developed the following report which highlights some of our best practice in building recovery friendly communities as the only specialist substance misuse provider and Housing Association. The report is a case for specialist housing that supports people in recovery from problematic substance misuse.

We...

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News: Phoenix welcomes first canine resident

17 September 2015

Our Wirral Residential Service has welcomed its first four-legged resident – Buster the dog.

Phoenix opened a block of new kennels earlier this year to help people who own pets access treatment without having to give up their animals. The...

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