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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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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Blog - Part One

10 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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A heartfelt thank you to all of our amazing volunteers

1 June 2020

To mark Volunteers Week, we spoke to some of our amazing volunteers across Phoenix and asked them about their experiences of volunteering with us.

Interview with Andy Volunteer at the Scottish Residential

Can you tell us a bit about how you got into volunteering?

I started helping out and supporting...

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Chief Exec Blog - 'Tsunami of Need' meeeting emerging needs

23 May 2020

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs warns of the emerging needs of people who use drugs and alchol during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tsunami of Need

The Covid 19 pandemic has brought many people in society to a crisis point. People who were already struggling to access the health and...

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Vicky Ball – Phoenix’s Head of Housing Blog, Homelessness: Seizing the Opportunity

12 May 2020

This a critical time for people affected by homelessness and substance use problems. We’ve spoken to Phoenix’s Head of Housing to find out more about how COVID-19 has affected homeless people, what the Government has done and what could be done next to seize the opportunity to make change.

Q: Vicky, tell us how you came to be working...

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Keeping the home ties strong during Covid-19

7 May 2020
Keeping the home ties strong is one important way that Phoenix Futures keeps their residents’ motivation high, says Liam Ward

Aligned with government guidance – and as with other registered care homes – our residents are currently unable to receive visits from their loved ones. We know that these connections are really important; in a...

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