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Residential substance use treatment

02 September 2023
Volume 31 · Issue 9


Phoenix Futures supports parents to address substance use, both during pregnancy and after their child is born, through support programmes and links to local services

Phoenix Futures (2023a) offers residential support for pregnant women, single parents and couples, addressing substance use while caring for their children. They have been based in Sheffield for more than 20 years and accept referrals from across England and Wales.

The charity runs a national specialist family service that provides a unique family-friendly residential space for up to 12 families, including children up to 10 years old, to grow and develop in a safe environment (Phoenix Futures, 2023b). It has excellent links to the local maternity hospital and community midwife teams, and the specially designed treatment programme is focused on long-term recovery. One-to-one support and therapeutic group work are provided, alongside parenting guidance and intervention.

In the last 2 years, 100% of pregnant women accessing the service left successfully caring for their children (Phoenix Futures, 2023b). It is recommended that families arrive 5 weeks before their predicted birth date. This enables them to access safe support during pregnancy, so that families remain together with positive outcomes for both the parent and child.

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