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A Shameful Affair - Chief Exec Blog on the harmful effects of stigma

21 September 2020

Read Phoenix Chief Exec's latest blog on the pernicious effects of stigma

A Shameful Affair

Two weeks ago the UK Government published its response to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee report into Problem Drug Use in Scotland.

The response has been received with criticism both sides of the border for refusing every one of...

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Sustainable Recovery - Our Strategy 2020

8 September 2020

Our Chief Exec, Karen Biggs introduces Phoenix's 2020 strategy - Sustainable Recovery

The work we do at Phoenix leads to change.

Our services span a wide spectrum and meet the unique individual needs of people whatever their hopes and ambitions for themselves or their family’s future. As we have developed our...

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Launching a Research Partnership with Liverpool John Moores University

8 September 2020


By Gabrielle Epstein and Helena Gosling

As part of our Sustainable Recovery Strategy Phoenix Futures is working to facilitate a more symbiotic relationship between research and...

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Phoenix's Brand New Look

7 September 2020

Since the end of last year we have been working away behind the scenes, crafting a new visual identity...

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Chief Exec's Blog - Myths and Legends of Residential Rehab

17 August 2020

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs addresses the myths and legends of residential rehab and highlights the tangible truth.

Myths and Legends and the Tangible Truth

Over the course of the last 30 years we have developed a robust set of treatment interventions in the UK, based on evidence, research and practice. Delivered by a range...

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The Coronavirus Prison Rollercoaster

29 June 2020
The Coronavirus Prison Rollercoaster

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us, whether we work in prisons, residential, or community services. We’ve never faced such an unprecedented change to the ways in which we usually operate as services, and support...

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

19 June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update – Published Friday 19 th June 2020

Protecting your Well-Being

Our services are open and will continue to support you. We also want to make sure we protect your well-being. We are continuing to monitor the situation around Coronavirus. We have taken additional measures to protect the wellbeing of...

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The unheard Catch-22 within therapeutic communities during COVID-19

18 June 2020
The unheard Catch-22 within therapeutic communities during COVID-19

It is safe to say it has been a surreal and challenging time over the past few months for us all. We already felt it was a difficult time in our sector as the policy of austerity had a real impact on referrals and choice for the individual. Over the past couple of years fewer...

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Blog - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Part Two

15 June 2020

Blog – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement Phoenix’s Head of HR and L&D Woosh Raza and Director of Marketing and Innovation Jim Armstrong took some time to discuss racial discrimination, inclusion, workplace communities, privilege, education and how to make the world a better place....


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