News Archive: August 2015

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News: Recovery Street Film Festival

25 August 2015

Join us for the Recovery Street Film Festival

The Recovery Street Film Festival is now closed for entries and a shortlist will be announced soon. During Recovery Month we will be putting on 6 pop-up cinema events across the country to...

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News: Scotland's Recovery Culture events

25 August 2015

Phoenix Futures Scotland wants to celebrate recovery culture with you over the next year through events and activities, uniting people in recovery in Scotland. Recovery means passion, strength and courage, a community which will always welcome you, and a way of life which has for many built a brighter future.

Through arts, sport and...

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News: Grace House Open Day Success

24 August 2015

Foundation66, part of the Phoenix Futures Group, celebrated with dozens of special guests on Friday at the launch of its new female-only specialist service for women with complex needs.

Grace House provides a flexible 24 to 48 week residential programme specially designed for women with substance misuse problems and multiple...

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News: Paul Hayes appointed to lead substance misuse sector ‘Collective Voice’ project

27 July 2015

A group made up of third sector providers including Addaction, Blenheim, Cranstoun, CRI, Lifeline Project, Phoenix Futures, Swanswell and Turning Point have appointed Paul Hayes, to lead and develop the “Collective Voice” Project to ensure the voice of the drug and alcohol sector and those who uses its services are adequately heard.


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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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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: 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...


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