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2017 Recovery Street Film Festival has launched!

1 September 2017
2017 Recovery Street Film Festival has launched!

Phoenix collaborates with addiction charities Action on Addiction, CGL, Turning Point and Blenheim to create a unique annual film festival. Now in it's fourth year the festival has screened inspirational films on the streets of major cities, in universities, prisons, Houses of Commons...

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Drug Related Deaths in England and Wales 2016. How should we respond? A blog by Jim Armstrong, Director of Marketing and Innovation

2 August 2017

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales 2016. How should we respond?

A blog by Jim Armstrong – Director Marketing and Innovation

3,744 people died from drug poisoning involving both legal and illegal drugs in England and Wales during 2016. The highest number since 1993.

Whilst it would be convenient to...

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Phoenix welcomes new Drug Strategy

14 July 2017

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today launched the Government’s new Drug Strategy, to reduce illicit drug use and increase the rate of individuals recovering from drug dependence. The Home Secretary visited The Harbour, a recovery centre located in London ahead of the launch of the Drug Strategy. Karen Biggs, CEO...

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Chief Exec's blog - a Drug Strategy that supports us to do more for people affected by substance misuse

14 July 2017

Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs discusses the new drug strategy in her latest blog.

Our experience over the last 50 years at Phoenix shows us most families are affected by substance misuse and all families want their loved ones to get good effective treatment....

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Phoenix collaborate on ground breaking new BBC documentary

5 July 2017

Phoenix Futures have been working 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 mums, dads and children.

Based in Sheffield the National Specialist Family Service was the first, and remains the only, service providing a...

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Phoenix welcomes new partnerships in Derbyshire

22 June 2017

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership is a partnership between Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, local charity Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS), national charity Phoenix Futures and peer-led organisation Intuitive Thinking Skills.

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Phoenix says thank you to our Volunteers

9 June 2017

Between 1 and 7 June Phoenix publicly thanked some of our brilliant volunteers. All our volunteers are valued, here are just a few of the thank yous, you can read more on our facebook page.

David Potts - Locality Manager Derbyshire

"I’d like to thank our volunteers Andrew...

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Grace House women-only rehab features on BBC radio

18 May 2017
BBC Radio 5 Live visits Grace House

On Thursday 18th May Grace House welcomed BBC presenter Sarah Brett to speak to residents and staff. Grace House is one of a small number of women-only rehabs in the UK that provides a safe environment for women who have experienced trauma and addiction. Sarah discussed the need for women-only services with...

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Karen's Blog: Game Changer or Life Changer – if we don’t take the lead who will?

12 May 2017

(Extended version of a speech delivered at the Tackling Multiple Disadvantage summit on the 9 th May in a session entitled

“What should frontline agencies, commissioners and people with lived experience be doing to ‘change the game’ for people with multiple needs?”

System failure is an all too common refrain when we talk about...

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Launching our new strategy – Confident about Recovery

5 May 2017

After developing this new strategy over the last 12 months in consultation with the people who use our services, our volunteers, funders and staff, we are delighted to launch it to the public. As a charity we have seen much change over the last 50 years. We know there is less money being spent on our services and other vital local services in...

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