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Chief Exec's Blog - The Coronavirus isn't the great leveller it's labeled to be

9 April 2020

Feeling isolated….. lacking contact with others…….. fearing an invisible threat that could lead to serious illness and death……..unable to leave the house…… unable to access services or support society took for granted….. rationing of essential health care

That is the ‘new normal’ for populations all over the world…..

For many...

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Providing a safe space for some of society's most vulnerable through residential rehab placements

7 April 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has drawn attention to some of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Those most at risk include the elderly and those with existing health conditions. This, of course, includes people with substance misuse issues. The Phoenix Futures Residential Services are open and continue to accept...

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CJ Williams appointed as Director of Operations

2 March 2020

“We are the sector-leading provider of psychosocial treatment services, and our organisational values will ensure we continue to deliver this specialism across the UK.”

CJ became the Director of Operations in January 2020, following time most recently as the Head of Operations England. He joined Phoenix back in 2005, and has held most...

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Phoenix Futures responds to the Dame Carole Black Report - Review of drugs

27 February 2020
Phoenix Futures responds to the Dame Carol Black Report - Review of drugs phase one

We thank Dame Carol Black and her team for such a detailed and frank report.

Those of working the treatment sector are acutely aware of the picture she...

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Footprints Survey Report 2020 - Residential Registered Care Services

21 February 2020
Footprints Survey Report - Residential Registered Care Services

Every two years at Phoenix we ask the people who use our services the questions other people probably haven’t asked them. People who access services, particularly for substance use issues are asked a lot of questions. But our Footprints survey asks the questions that give us an...

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Chief Exec's Blog - Surely it’s time for the final whistle… please!

10 February 2020

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs follows up her recent series of blogs ‘ My Outrage ’ by calling for the final whistle on politicising and stigmatising people who die from their drug use.

Surely it’s time for the final whistle… please!

As we...

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Chief Exec's Blog - Outrage Continues...

13 January 2020

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs follows up her recent blog ‘No Apology For My Outrage’ by looking at the state of treatment for those people with the most complex needs.

Outrage Continues…

We discovered this week that one of the areas...

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Liam's Blog: Reflecting on Recovery at Christmas

20 December 2019

Residential Rehabilitation and Christmas can appear an uneasy pairing on the surface, but what does it really mean to spend the festive season in rehab?

I recently spoke with three of our graduates from the...

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Chief Exec's Blog - No Apology for my Outrage

8 November 2019
No Apology for my Outrage

In more traditional leadership theory, anger isn’t deemed to be a very effective leadership characteristic. We all had those experiences of shouty leaders or people pursuing blame games to prove they are right and creating chaos and hurt in the process.

I’m coming up to my 13th year leading our amazing charity...

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Response to the Scottish Affairs Committee Report on Problem Drug Use

4 November 2019

Response to the Scottish Affairs Committee Report on Problem Drug Use

Published 4 th November 2019

The Scottish Affairs Committee have reported today the findings from their review of Drug Use in...

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