Five years after the opening of the Residential TC at Featherstone Lodge, Phoenix begins a Re-Entry programme to provide a safe transition back into the wider community after completing the Residential TC programme. Throughout the 1980s Phoenix opens more TC and Re-Entry services throughout England. In 1987 the first Residential service for families and children is opened in the annex of Featherstone Lodge.


Phoenix House becomes a Housing Association making us the only substance misuse service provider registered to supply social housing.


We open our first service in Scotland, the Glasgow Residential Service. The Glasgow Residential Service adopts the Therapeutic Community principles and the ethos common to all Phoenix Futures services.


Our first prison service opens in HMP Wayland providing rehabilitation for inmates while they carry out their sentences. In the same year, we open our first community-based justice system service in partnership with the South Yorkshire Probation Service.

More prison-based and criminal justice services open around England in the following years, with our first Scottish prison service opening in 2001.


Phoenix launches the Conservation Therapy Programme, which connects participants with the natural environment to aid their recovery. This programme led the way for the Recovery through Nature programme that we run today.


Phoenix House is renamed Phoenix Futures, the name we now trade under.


 NORCAS joins Phoenix adding specialist services in Norfolk and Suffolk to the charity.


Phoenix staff and service users sailed around the UK as part of the Voyage of Recovery


London-based Foundation66 joins the Phoenix Futures and NORCAS bringing with them expertise in alcohol detox and older people’s care, along with a number of residential properties.


As part of Phoenix’s commitment to addressing stigma Phoenix took part in a BBC documentary series highlighting the stories of families at our National Specialist Family Service


The Scottish Residential Service moved to a new fully accessible building that enables people with physical disabilities to benefit from drug and alcohol treatment.


Phoenix launched the Sustainable Recovery Strategy featuring a commitment to become Carbon Neutral.

We’ve come a long way since our beginnings in 1969, but one thing remains the same: we are passionate about supporting people on their journey to recovery.