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Phoenix Futures makes shortlist for UK Housing Awards 2018

15 January 2018
Phoenix's specialist housing for people in recovery recognised by UK Housing Awards 2018

Phoenix are delighted to be shortlisted for an award that recognises an " Outstanding approach to meeting specialist housing needs".

The prestigous awards are run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing. They showcase the...

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Phoenix Futures statement with reference to the Sunday Times investigation (Jan 7 1018) into rehab brokers.

10 January 2018
Phoenix Futures statement with reference to the Sunday Times investigation (Jan 7 1018) into rehab brokers.

We were alarmed to see the Sunday Times report (Jan 7 2018) that people seeking help for addiction were being driven by online advertising to call...

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Phoenix recognised for innovative stigma reduction project

12 December 2017
The British Quality Foundation have shortlisted Phoenix's National Specialist Family Service documentary for an Innovation in Sustainability and Society Award. Page Content

Phoenix worked with an award winning TV Production Company and the BBC to produce a ground breaking 2 part documentary that shows life inside the country's only rehab for...

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Stuart Plant's Blog 'Unique Power of Service User Involvement'

27 November 2017
Our Service User Experience Manager Stuart Plant talks about t he 'Unique Power of Service User Involvement'

As we come to the end of another round of our service user mystery shopping (more of about that later) I am reminded that four years ago I was asked to review the approach Phoenix took to...

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Director of Operations - Gary Rogerson's Blog "Delivering hope in times of uncertainty"

16 November 2017
"Delivering hope in times of uncertainty"

Gary Rogerson took up the role as Director of Operations in April of this year. Gary reflects on how his career and experiences are supporting him to face the challenges the sector is facing.

I started out in Phoenix as a volunteer I think in 2002/3. Phoenix invested in me as a person, people...

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Recovery Culture wins CIH Scotland Award

1 November 2017

After Phoenix Scotland won an award this week for an innovative health and wellbeing project, Phoenix Director of Marketing and Innovation James Armstrong reflects on the potential of a recovery-friendly culture.

We know that recovery is made in, and by, individuals, families and communities and through meaningful relationships,...

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Complementing treatment through creative recovery activity in Prisons

18 October 2017

Phoenix's Head of Operations CJ Williams has a wealth of experience in delivering recovery focused criminal justice services. Here he discusses the role of creative recovery activity as part of effective prison rehabilitation programmes.

Even though we all recognise resources are stretched within prisons, we believe everyone should feel...

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New report finds essential need for appropriate housing to aid recovery for prison leavers

6 October 2017

Phoenix welcomes a new report from University of York that warns that drug recovery work in prison is largely futile unless suitable accommodation and support are available to prisoners after release.

Research led by the University of York found that many prisoners experienced a ‘cliff edge’, receiving little or no professional support...

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Vicky's Blog: Increasing the rate of development isn’t enough to solve the housing crisis – we need the right type of housing

19 September 2017

On Friday, Sajid Javid, the communities secretary, announced the start of a consultation around policy aimed at substantially increasing supply of new homes. The policy, first mooted in the government’s housing white paper earlier this year, could see some local authorities required to increase house-building by up to 40% to meet projected...

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Phoenix set to receive support from Jo Malone London

14 September 2017

Phoenix are thrilled to announce a new project supported by British fragrance and lifestyle brand, Jo Malone London. The brand will support Phoenix in delivering enhanced provision at its female only residential service Grace House.

Through the sales of Jo Malone London Charity Home Candles, the support will launch a number of...

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