At Phoenix, we help people affected by drug and alcohol use every step of the way. In order to do this to the best of our ability we provide expert information so that we can help shape and influence policy and highlight the needs of the people that use our services.
Hope and Opportunity – Phoenix’s Drug Related Deaths Strategy
The following report describes the creation of Phoenix’s Drug Related Deaths Strategy over the last 6 years. We have highlighted the influences, principles and key strategic actions of our bio-psycho-social approach.
As psychosocial provision specialists, we have a particular focus on the interrelation of social factors, and thoughts and behaviours, that could lead to harm. This psychosocial focus does not mean that we disagree with any other evidence-based strategies to reduce the harms of addiction, rather we have developed a strategy that focuses on what we can do within our core expertise and influence.
Our strategy defines some of the key actions we believe foster hope and opportunity. We have been working to this strategy for the last 6 years and we make it public now in order to add to the shared knowledge on this issue.
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Recovery Friendly Language guide
This guide has been developed in partnership with FAVOR and in consultation with people with lived and living experiences of using drugs and alcohol dependently. It is aimed at people who work with people who use drugs and alcohol, people who work in the media, professionals and the general public. The guide offers recommendations on using language to empower people in active addiction and recovery and to reinforce the impact of person-centered language on challenging stigma.
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Ready, Steady, Recovery
Eating a varied and balanced diet is an significant part of maintaining good physical and mental health and is especially important when recovering from substance use, the therapeutic benefits of spending time preparing food can contribute to improved mood and overall wellbeing. Ready Steady Recovery is a collection of recipes from the people that use our services, volunteers and staff, we asked people from around our organisation to send us their favourite feel good recipes to inspire others to bring a variety of food, fun and creativity into their kitchen.
We are a carbon neutral organisation. Carbon neutrality refers to achieving net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon dioxide emissions with removal or eliminating carbon dioxide emissions altogether. For us as a charity that means we’ve undertaken activities that offset our carbon emissions such as tree planting and conservation activities. We have also reviewed how we source our energy, how we use water and changed our behaviours in relation to travel in particular. There’s been a whole range of activity to get us to this point. Read our Environmental Sustainability strategy here
Creating Life Opportunities – Why invest in Residential Services and Pathways?
Residential Services for people with multiple needs offer treatment effectiveness, and cost efficiencies, by providing a phased and coordinated care plan in one treatment journey and enabling access to multiple specialist health and social care services in one location.
Phoenix Futures Footprints 2020
Every two years at Phoenix we ask the people who use our services the questions other people probably haven’t asked them. The 2020 Footprints survey is designed to identify improvements in accessing treatment.
Phoenix Futures Essex Impact Report 2020 - Our work across Essex
We’re very proud of the work we do in Essex, of the staff that give their all. And of the people who use our services, who demonstrate such bravery to achieve change and progress in their lives. I hope when you read our Impact report you will see why.
Phoenix Scotland Impact report 2017 - Making a difference in Scotland every day
Our Phoenix Scotland 2017 Impact Report highlights Scotland’s staff, volunteers, mentors and partners continued support and commitment and the impact they made by working together.
Therapeutic Communities, transforming the lives of women and breaking the cycle of frequent offending
The Therapeutic Communities, transforming the lives of women and breaking the cycle of frequent offending report documents evidence that suggests women entering the criminal justice system can have complex needs and require specialist support with a range of issues.
Impact Report 15/16 - Our Passion for recovery, the difference we made
Our online Impact Report highlights some of our unique insights, actions and achievements from 2016.