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This week is national Alcohol Awareness Week

14 November 2016

​In January 2016, the guidance around recommended limits of alcohol was updated by the government's Chief Medical Officer. The new guidance states that the limits for both men and women are the same – which is to not drink more than 14 units a week, and spreading these units evenly over 3 or more days.

The theme of this year's Alcohol...

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended Recovery Street Film Festival event

4 November 2016

We are thrilled to announce that HRH The Duchess of Cambridge attended a Recovery Street Film Festival event, at Working Title in London, the home of numerous highly acclaimed British films such as Bridget Jones, Notting Hill and Love Actually.

Her Royal Highness, who is Patron of Action on Addiction, one of the consortium of addiction...

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Mark’s Story - How supported housing helped me move on.

2 November 2016

I was street homeless for many years, after coming into contact with a charity called ‘No Second Night Out’ I was referred to Pagnell Street hostel in Lewisham, where I saw a doctor and underwent an alcohol detox, the detox would have been pointless if I wasn’t able to access secure accommodation as I would have...

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Recovery Begins at Home Survey - Your Help Needed

1 November 2016
Have you experienced housing that has helped, or hindered, your recovery?

As a substance misuse charity and specialist housing provider we want to ensure that individuals, families and communities can recover from drug and alcohol problems, and we know that appropriate housing...

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Addressing deaths from drug misuse

9 September 2016
Phoenix Chief Exec Karen Biggs discusses how we address the tragic increase in deaths from drug misuse

Quite rightly a lot has been said about the tragic increase in drug related deaths across the UK.

Drug deaths in Scotland have risen by 15% between 2014 and 2015 (from 613 to 706) the latest Drug Related Deaths figures for...

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Recovery Street Film Festival Launching for Third Year

5 September 2016

The Recovery Street Film Festival is launching for it’s 3rd year on Wednesday 7th September. The aim of the festival is to celebrate the journey to recovery from alcohol and drug misuse by sharing stories and opening up a dialogue about issues relating to addiction.

The launch of this year’s festival will be held at Rio Cinema in...

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Celebrating Recovery Month across the country

1 September 2016
UK Recovery Month takes place every year in September and is an opportunity to celebrate recovery; promote and nurture the passion, wisdom and strengths of families, neighbourhoods & communities; and to bring people together to learn, connect and grow. Page Content

This year, Phoenix Futures will be involved in a number of different...

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Blog - Bridging the Treatment and Housing Gap

22 August 2016
Bridging the Gap between Treatment and Housing

Following the recent release of the report by the Communities and Local Government Select Committee into homelessness, Phoenix's Director of Marketing and Innovation James Armstrong discusses the findings....

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Thanking our new Recovery through Nature funder

26 July 2016

Phoenix are delighted to welcome the support of the Masonic Charitable Foundation to deliver our Recovery through Nature project.

Recovery through Nature is a highly effective therapeutic programme that engages teams of service-users in treatment for substance addiction in a range of practical conservation projects and uses that...

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Phoenix shares workshop to aid reviewing the recovery orientation of your housing.

18 July 2016

Are you a housing provider interested in how you can make it easier for people with drug problems to access your housing? Or would you like to provide an environment that better promotes recovery?

We are making available a workshop that enables you to look at your practice and identify what you do that helps, and what you do that hinders...

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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).