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Chief Exec Blog - 2018 England and Wales Drug Related Deaths

15 August 2019

Message to Government – Your Actions Have Consequences

The latest Drug Related Death figures released today show

the highest levels ever recorded an increase of 16% from last year figures the highest ever year on year increase

Many will be surprised that, when we know now so much about how to protect people, more people are...

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We are looking for a new Chair of the Board to join us in Scotland

14 August 2019
We are looking for a new Chair of the Board to join us in Scotland

At Phoenix Futures Scotland we are very proud of the work we do across the country. We are inspired by the people we witness every day who address their substance use issues with our support.

We have a long history of providing recovery services in Scotland...

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Care to Share Report

7 June 2019
Care to Share Report

Can we better understand the complex relationships we have with drug and alcohol use by looking at social media conversation?

We are particularly interested in the stigma revealed amongst daily social media conversation about drug and alcohol use. What is the impact language is having on people concerned about...

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Celebrating 50 years of Residential Services

3 May 2019

This year we celebrate 50 years of life-changing work, marking this milestone offered us the opportunity to reflect on the impact that Phoenix has had on thousands of people’s lives.

We know from our founder's Griffith Edwards publications that date as far back as 1968, the positive impact that Phoenix has been making to the lives of “...

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Thomas' Story of Addiction and Hope

9 April 2019

My Story of Addiction

Hello, my name is Thomas; I’m 32 years young. I have one hell of a resilient and wonderful mother, three remarkable brothers, a beautiful sister and a gorgeous nephew, as well as a soon to be born nephew/niece who will be a magnificent addition to the family!

I’m originally from a beautiful...

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Phoenix named 35th Best Not-for-Profit

21 February 2019
We’re delighted to be have been named 35th in the Sunday Times Best 100 Not for Profit Organisations to Work For 2019! “Thank you to all Phoenix staff volunteers, peer mentors and trustees. You make Phoenix what it is - one of the very best charities in the country supporting some of the most vulnerable in our society in excruciatingly challenging...
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Scottish Residential Service win ‘Recovery Icon’

15 February 2019

Phoenix Futures Scottish Residential Service win ‘Recovery Icon’

Phoenix Futures’ Scottish Residential Service took home the coveted Recovery Icon award from this year’s New Year Honours.

The annual awards event is a chance to recognise the hard work and dedication of all the Phoenix Futures staff, volunteers and partners...

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Life Changing Stories - Why I Came To Phoenix Futures by Danny

8 February 2019

Danny shares his story about how coming to Phoenix's Scottish Residential Service changed his life...

Why I Came To Phoenix Futures by Danny

About five years ago I became unwell which resulted in my leg being amputated. I didn’t realise at the time the impact it would have on my life and the way it would make me feel. Even though the...

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How we created our gender-specific trauma-informed programme - Blog

29 January 2019

In this new blog Head of House for Phoenix's Grace House, Carly Dawson, discusses the rationale for creating a trauma-informed programme and the process she followed.

How we created our gender-specific trauma-informed programme

Grace House is a gender specific service in North London, developed to meet the needs of women who...

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Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).