PHE official statistics demonstrate the chronic need for effective specialist housing solutions for people using drugs and alcohol:

  • 50,967 new presentations to drug treatment were in housing need in 2018
  • 33% of clients using opiates present to treatment either homeless or in housing need 
  • 43% of clients using NPS present in housing need or urgent housing need

On the road to better health, food and shelter are the first steps. Those individuals in housing need who are able to access treatment will find it difficult to maintain any gains made if their priority is to find somewhere safe to sleep in a month, a week, or even tonight. This renders treatment ineffective and costs society. 

With our support, people living in Phoenix accommodation are able to make long-term changes that lead to improved health and wellbeing, and which afford them the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they live. People using our services deliver hundreds of hours of voluntary work to their local communities each year through a range of projects run by the organisation, equipping them with the skills and experience that will give them a firm foundation for the future.


"Phoenix's Recovery Housing helped me become the person that I always wanted to be! The CBT groups gave me the most valuable foundation to maintain my recovery. Knatchbull Road is a place I always feel safe and comfortable with myself, a house full of encouragement and respect.

It's the happiest I've been in years."


Resident of Phoenix Recovery Housing, London