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News: New Kennels Open at Wirral Residential

6 July 2015

We are thrilled to be opening the first Phoenix Futures kennels at our Wirral Residential service.

Our Wirral Residental team are getting ready to welcome some new residents to the house. From Tuesday 7 th July those looking for residential support will be able to bring their four-legged friends with them when they enter the house...

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News: Phoenix Graduate Donates Money from Album Sales

22 June 2015

Adam Norrie is a Phoenix Futures graduate. He is now using music to tell his story, which he hopes will help others on their journey of recovery. Adam’s debut album, Pros and Cons, will be out soon and 2% of gross sales will be donated to Phoenix. Adam tells us how Phoenix helped him turn his life around.

I arrived up the...

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News: Bringing Communities Together in Trafford with The Big Lunch

21 June 2015

“There was a heart-warming atmosphere on the day and it was lovely to hear the conversation and laughter that took place.”

In June our teams in Trafford held Big Lunch events, bringing together the people that use the service, their friends and families and the wider community.

The Big Lunch encourages communities across the UK...

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News: Foundation66 to Open Female-Only Residential Service

11 June 2015

Grace House will give women who have suffered horrific tragedies the opportunity to recover from their pasts and rebuild their lives.

Foundation66, part of the Phoenix Futures Group, are delighted to announce that that we are opening a new female-only specialist residential service in London on 15th June.

Grace House will...

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Blog: Reasons to be Cheerful.

9 June 2015

At Phoenix we know that the year ahead is going to be challenging. The reduction in public expenditure will mean there is less money around to fund services that are likely to see increased demand.

And whilst it could be easy to get despondent about that, at Phoenix we know that it is exactly times like this that charities need to...

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News: Phoenix awarded 5 stars for EFQM

29 May 2015

This was the second Recognised for Excellence (“R4E”) assessment of Phoenix, the first being in 2013 and resulting in us being awarded 4 stars under the EFQM model.

We have been working to the Excellence model since our first assessment in 2013 and it has helped us bring real improvements to our organisation.

I am very proud of...

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News: Service users and staff celebrated at Phoenix Futures annual graduation

12 May 2015

On Tuesday 5th May staff and service users from the Phoenix Futures group came together for our annual graduation ceremony.

The Phoenix Futures Annual Graduation, which is organised by our Learning and Development team, celebrates the learning achievements of both our staff and service users over the past year....

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Blog: Citizenship and voting… why it matters

24 April 2015

Phoenix’s Bob Campbell is a recovery expert who has worked in the Drug and Alcohol Sector for over 35 years

Phoenix Futures recently initiated a project which we called ‘You Matter – Your Vote Matters’ to encourage our service users to register to vote in the coming election. Engagement in the political process by the recovery...

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News: Recovery Street Film Festival Returns for Second Year

12 April 2015

“I am delighted to lend my support for this year’s Film Festival. Last year was an outstanding success and I am confident this year’s will also include some extremely inspirational stories.”

Following a successful first year in 2014, the 2nd Recovery Street Film Festival launches this month with the theme ‘My Story’. It is a competition...

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News: Finding your Funny with new Phoenix Futures programme

9 April 2015

Finding Your Funny is a unique opportunity for people in recovery to attend a 6 day workshop run by the theatre company Spymonkey.

Spymonkey are clowns, but not of the red nose, squirty flower variety! They use clowning as the backbone of their work, with a belief that laughter is a tonic to overcome hardships...