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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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Phoenix comments on ACMD's recent 'commissioning impact' report

6 September 2017
ACMD warns ministers of falling local funding for drug treatment services

Phoenix comments on recent report by Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

ACMD’s recent report 'Commissioning impact on drug treatment' ...

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Phoenix release report on the importance of Therapeutic Communities in breaking the cycle of frequent offending.

4 September 2017

We know that with the right support and help women can make changes in their lives, recover from their addiction and reduce their offending.

The Therapeutic Communities, transforming the lives of women and breaking the cycle of frequent offending report documents evidence that...

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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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