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News: Your Vote Matters

1 April 2015
You matter your vote matters… so be noisy

We’re asking people affected by substance misuse to vote in the upcoming general election on Thursday 7 May 2015. It’s a request that as a ‘treatment service provider’ we have little reason...

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News: New Specialist Residential Services at Phoenix

28 March 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of two residential services opening in May 2015. These London-based recovery-focused therapeutic environments will provide a valuable national resource.

Herbert Street

A 10-bed...

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News: Phoenix welcomes new charter linking housing and health

9 March 2015

Britain’s only specialist substance misuse provider housing association welcomes a new charter, which recognises the crucial link between housing, health and social care, after seeing the benefits of providing homes for people in recovery for over 45 years.

Phoenix Futures – which has over 90 services across the...

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Blog: Innovation at Phoenix Futures

13 February 2015

A blog post by Jim Armstrong, Director of Marketing and Innovation at Phoenix Futures

We’ve created a new department called Marketing and Innovation. Over the next couple of months I’ll talk more about what that means for our approach to innovation in 2015 but first I thought it would be interesting to look back...

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News: Staff at HMP Holloway launch #FacepackChallenge

9 February 2015

Staff at HMP Holloway have launched a fundraising challenge in support of a Phoenix Futures colleague with terminal cancer.

The #FacepackChallenge aims to support our colleague and raise money for their nominated charity, St Luke’s...

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News: Interviewing Prisoners for Recovery Street Film Festival

6 February 2015

For 2014’s Recovery Street Film Festival Family Support Worker, Josie Standbrook, produced a film with prisoners from HMP Pentonville. Following the festival Josie wrote a blog post for young people’s health site Fast Forward . In the post she talks about what it’s like...

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News: Phoenix Podcast – Series Two

18 January 2015

Following on from the success of the first series, which covered topics including first steps into recovery, reconnecting with the community and family matters, the Phoenix Podcast is back for a second series.

Our team, made up of...

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News: NORCAS awarded £96,078 by BBC Children in Need

7 January 2015

NORCAS in Norwich, Norfolk are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded them a grant of £96,078 over 3 years. This grant will fund the Young Peoples Affected Other Service and help make a difference...

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News: The Voyage of Recovery Film

28 October 2014

It’s rare to see a film that explores life after the drama and destruction of addiction. Here we experience what happens when people in recovery attempt to sail around the coastal waters of Britain together, whist facing their own personal challenges. The Voyage of Recovery Film is an insight into the power of hope and community to change lives...

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Blog: Recovery Month – a time to reflect on some remarkable stories of recovery

5 September 2014

I came across a tweet on Tuesday that talked of the disproportionate amount of children who have been in care and end up in prison. We know ourselves at Phoenix that if you were in care, not only are you more likely to serve a prison sentence, but you are also more likely to need to seek help for a drug problem. 36% of men in our prison...

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