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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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Blog: Chief Executive’s Blog – Learning and Developing

29 November 2013

We were delighted to add to our trophy cabinet this week two awards for our training team. We won Gold and Silver for Best Not for Profit organisation at the Training Journal Awards. The Gold was for our Service User programme which supports Service Users to gain qualifications whilst they are in treatment and the Silver was for our ECEtt...

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