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Winter is Coming

Hello everyone,   It’s getting pretty cold out there and there is only more cold and severe weather to come. We would like to advise everyone...

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Keep Safe Delivery Group

Hello    Please find below and attached the Keeping Safe Meeting Dates for 2020.   Friday 14th February      ...

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Drumming Workshop Coming to Phoenix!

PHOENIX TAC   DRUM CORPS   1st session 5th December 2019 @ 1pm & then 19th December 2019 @ 1pm   This new initiative...

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Pumpkin Picking!

A couple service users went pumpkin picking recently in East Farleigh!   Anyone else getting ready for Halloween? 👻

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Look After Yourself

It can be difficult and daunting to speak to someone about your sexual health, but there is help out there by experts who won’t judge you. There are...

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Love Your Feet

Having some problems with your feet?   A Podiatry Team specialises in foot health and care. They can help you with common or more complicated...

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Arts and Crafts 29.10.19

Hello everyone, The next arts and crafts session will be held on the 29th of October, 10am - 2pm. There will be snacks and drinks available so you may...

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Walking Group 31st October

On the 31st of October we are starting our first walking group and would love for you to join! The walk will be about one hours long and route is to be...

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ONE YOU! Apps to Support Healthy Living

Has anyone heard about a free app called ‘Couch to 5k’? It is an app that anyone can download onto their phones that helps support people who...

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Hate Crime App

Hello everyone,   Today I would like to promote the following app in partnership with MGSD Centre. The hate crime survey app records hate crime...

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Such A Success! Case Study Competition!

🎈🎉🥳🎊🤩🎈SUCH A SUCCESS🎈🎉🥳🎊🤩🎈   🤩😱🤩😱 CASE STUDY COMPETITION 🤩😱🤩😱   A support...

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Online CBT for NHS Patients

Morning everyone,   Some of you may have noticed a leaflet put through your door about an online service that helps people tackle mental health...

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'SHOUT' A Free 24/7 Crisis Text Support Service

Hello everyone,   In case you are not aware, there is a free service called ‘Shout’ that offers support to people 24/7. You can contact...

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Manual Handling Training

Support staff got involved with practical manual handling training. It was very interesting for staff to see and feel from the patient's perspective....

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Bulk Cooking

A service user found that they had lots of food that wasn't being used so they were supported in bulk cooking and freezing portions as a way to save money...

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Flu Vaccine

Hello everyone,   It's getting to that time of year where the weather is getting colder and some people can become ill. The NHS offers flu...

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Football and Barbecue!

Last Saturday staff and service users all got together and played football at Penenden Heath. Everyone had fun and even more joined for the barbecue later....

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Social Care Institute of Excellence

You all may or may not be aware about an amazing organisation the ‘Social Care Institute for Excellence’ or ‘SCIE’. This company has...

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Fun Football Match!!

⚽️ FUN FOOTBALL MATCH!! ⚽️ On Saturday the 7th of September we are holding a football match at Penenden Heath followed by a barbecue at...

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Arts and Crafts Workshop

Hello everyone, On Tuesday the 27th of August we held our first Arts and Crafts workshop at the Training and Activity Centre and it was really successful. A...

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Competition!

Hello everyone, Phoenix Support are selling our very own water bottles at just £2.50 each, please see Bex at the Hart Street office if you would like...

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Level 2 Heatwave Alert

Morning everyone The warm weather is back and I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. Please be warned however that it is expected to become very hot,...

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Keep Your Teeth Happy

You can’t have good general health without good oral hygiene!   Oral hygiene is very important to one’s health so this is a little...

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Slide Sheet Demonstration

Support staff recently were trained on how to use a slide sheet. Slide sheets are used to safely move/transfer/reposition people who have difficulties doing...

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First Aid Training

Support workers took part in their mandatory first aid training which involved some practical work. 

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Kent Fire are visiting Phoenix Support on the 2nd of September!

Afternoon everyone, We would like to invite everyone to the County road office on Monday the 2nd of September for an exciting event. Kent Fire and Rescue...

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Arts and Crafts Workshop on the 27th of August

Hello everyone!   On Tuesday the 27th of August we are inviting everyone to the new Training & Activity Centre for an arts and crafts workshop....

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Phoenix Support's New Wheels

Hey everyone, Check out Phoenix Support's new wheels being driven by support workers. Let us know if you spot it around Maidstone.

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Esther Inspiration Day

On 21st March 2019 Bex and I were invited to, and attend, the Esther inspiration Day at the the Brands Hatch Hotel. We listened to many dignitaries and Esther...

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WE HAVE MOVED!

Dear visitors and service users,   we are delighted to inform you that we have moved our head office to the new location on   17 Hart...

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NATIONAL HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING WARM IN WINTER

Cold weather can affect your health. By clicking here you can find out how to keep yourself well and your home warm during the winter.

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CONGRATULATIONS MARY!

I'm sure you will all join me in congratulating our Mary in her achievement, she is now and ''ESTHER'' coach and we're looking forward...

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KEEPING SAFE DELIVERY GROUP MEETINGS 2019

Dear service users and support workers   I am writing to you to let you know the dates of the Keeping Safe Delivery Group meetings in...

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Bogus Collectors

Please be aware that there are bogus collectors purporting to be from SSAFA, they are operating on a door to door basis in Kent. SSAFA Does not conduct...

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Birthday Celebrations

Last week it was two of our Service User's birthdays, they celebrated with their friends and support workers in Creams. A nice way to keep cool to celebrate...

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Cooking

Last week within their support time, one of our Service Users with their Support Worker.  They made brownies and sausage caserole from scratch and looks...

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Madness Night

Over the weekend two of our service users attended a Madness Tribute night at the Hazlitt Theatre. Looks like a good night was had by all. If you have any...

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Day out to the Park

  Last week was nice and sunny, so two of our service users had a lovely day out playing football at Mote Park with their support staff. A nice day...

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Trip to the Sea Side

Yesterday one of our service users went to Hastings with their support worker and had fish and chips! It looks like a lovely day was had by both of...

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Meal Time

Last week some of our service users made meatloaf with their support worker. It looks yummy!

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A Visit to Kent Life

Last week a few of our service users had a day out to Kent Life! They said they had a lovely time seeing the animals and the sun was...

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Beach Boys Night

Last night a service user attended the Beach Boys Tribute act at the Hazlitt Theatre. After she met the cast, below are a few photos.

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Dinner Time!

Recently a service user has made their meal from scratch, it looks delicious! We love helping our service users to get these...

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New Homes!

Below is a recent picture of 2 of our service users raising a toast regarding their new flats that they will be moving into shortly. We look forward to...

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Birthday!

A few pictures from a birthday party that was held for one of our Service Users. A member of staff said the birthday cake was handmade and was...

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Esther Ambassadors

Last week our some of our Managers attended Esther training at the KCC Offices in Maidstone.  They really enjoyed their training and learnt a lot about how...

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Birthday Party!

Last week a birthday party was held for one of our Service Users at their house. There was a large selection of food, drinks and...

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A Trip to the Circus!

On Monday, 2 of our Service Users took a trip to the Circus at the Hop Farm. Both loved going and have not stopped talking about it since and both want to...

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Pancake Day!

Pancake day is here again and a Service User has been making some over at Hadlow College, Pricness Christian's Farm.  The Service User said these...

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Severe Weather Warning

There has been an escalation in the weather warning for this week to Level 3 of the Cold Weather Plan. For Action: Response to severe...

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Pumpkin Carving

A service user had a great day picking and carving pumpkins and selling them at the farmers market.

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Trip to Southend

Our Service Users and members of staff had a trip to Southend, they spent a great time there :)

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Welcome to the latest issue of Easy News!

This issue covers the result of the 2017 General Election, including the numbers of votes won by each political party, what it means to have a majority...

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Health Matters Assistance Programme. Supporting you through Bereavement.

Death is a part of life but coping with bereavement is very difficult. Everyone experiences it differently and there is no normal or right way to grieve. Let...

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ALERT!!! Watch out for doorstep criminals selling overpriced goods!

We have received reports of doorstep criminals trying to sell overpriced household goods, first aid kits and fish to Kent residents. Purchasing goods from a...

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It's time to decide!

The 2017 General Election is around the corner which means it's nearly time to decide who will be leading our country for the next five years.  If...

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Celebrating 160 years of policing in Kent

We've now started our countdown to the next Kent Police Open Day, being held at the Kent Police College, Coverdale Avenue,...

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Easy News 2017 Manifesto Special

With just over a week to go until the general election, we've created the Easy News 2017 Manifesto Special as part of our Every Vote Counts campaign, to...

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Day at Kent Life

Beautiful sunny day for our Service Users at Kent Life :) 

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Working in the Garden

One of our lovely Service User has been busy in the garden painting an old bench. Great Job! Well Done!

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Open Farm Sunday – Princess Christian’s Farm

Event date 11th June 2017 at 10:00am in Events Duration: 10am – 3pm Location: Princess Christian’s Farm Location: Princess...

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Easy News April/May 2017

Welcome to the latest issue of Easy News! Issue 26 covers all the biggest news stories of the last two months, including the snap general election, the...

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Keeping Safe Delivery Group Dates for 2017

Friday, 19th May 2017 Time:  11.00 am to 1.30 pm Venue:  St Mary Bredin Church Centre, 59 Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, CT1...

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Birthday Party at ZOO! :)

That's a Birthday Party! 😁🎉🎁One of our Service User had a trip to ZOO on his Birthday. He spent a great time there! Congratulations from all...

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25th Work Anniversary

Our lovely Support Worker had 25th Work Anniversary! That is a great achievement! We all wish her all the best and want to say Thank you for being so...

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What are drugs? How do they affect the brain?

Please see the below links for some information How Drugs affects the brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1nmqiHIII What is addiction:...

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Kent Pathway Service

The Kent Pathways Service supports adults with a learning disability to become more independent. We can help you to improve your independence by developing life...

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Trip to Wildwood!

Last week there was one of our lovely Service User's Birthday! Members of our staff supported Service Users to Wildwoods where they all had a great...

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Healthy Living Programmes

Maidstone Borough Council offers a range of programmes that help support you to become healthier and have improved wellbeing for life. There are such programmes...

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The Place where you can just be yourselves

Kerry Farm is the place where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday together in the stunning Welsh countryside.  Choose the level of support you need to get the...

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Easy News!

Easy News is the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities!! For more information, please, follow the...

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Free home eye tests with Specsavers Healthcall

Specsavers Healthcall is the home visit eyecare service from Specsavers. If you're unable to visit one of our stores unaccompained due to physical or mental...

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Trip to Hastings

Last week our service users went for a trip to Hastings! They spent a great time there!

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Learning Disability Week!!

This week is Learning Disability Week! The following link...

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Dementia Training!

Staff from Phoenix Support have attended Dementia training this week with Dementia Inspired! All staff that have attended so far have said what fantastic...

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WWE Smackdown at the O2!

A member of staff supported 2 of our wrestling loving Service Users to the O2 arena last night to watch WWE Smackdown! They got to see their favourite...

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Chatham Historic Dockyard

One of our Service Users recently visited the Historic Dockyard in Chatham for the day. He loved every minute and visited the Call the...

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CRI Exhibition

One of our Service Users recently attended a CRI exhibition at the local council offices, which featured a useful recovery programme.

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Nadia Jones Says Goodbye!

On Friday 11th March, Team Leader, Nadia Jones, had her final day at Phoenix Support after 6 years of service. She was presented with gifts that included...

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Time to Change: Time to Talk Day 2016

On Thursday 4th February, Phoenix Support held a Time to Talk Day in aid of Time to Change, to help raise awareness for mental health! Time to Talk Day took...

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Phoenix the Parrot

We would like to introduce you to our new friend in the office, Phoenix the parrot!! Phoenix is still a baby, and as you can see, enjoys picking objects up...

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Grease Sing-A-Long

Service Users and staff from one of our houses ventured out on Friday night for some Nandos and to see Grease: the Singalong! Everyone had a...

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Time to Change: Time to Talk 2016

Time to Change: Time to Talk Day 2016 - Thursday 4th February 2016! We would like to invite you to take part in the Time to Talk Day 2016! Pop in to...

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National Television Awards 2016

The National Television Awards is Britain's leading TV awards event where all the winners are chosen exclusively by you. Many millions of votes are cast...

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Support and Help - Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Getting Support with...

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Thinkdrinkdrugs Monthly!

Think Drink Drugs.... Check out the 2016 edition of the thinkdrinkdrugs monthly newsletter. Why not sign up to Dry January and give up alcohol for 31...

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Winter Warmer 2015!

Today, 18th December, we held our Winter Warmer at Phoenix Support's Head Office in Maidstone. Lots of staff and service users attended, and we even had...

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27 A Christmas Party!

Across all our houses, everyone has been getting in the Christmas spirit! 27A have held their Christmas party, complete with dressing up, cakes and a...

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43K Christmas Meal!

Here are some images from 43K's recent Christmas meal! Everyone enjoyed yummy food and both service users and staff from the house were in attendance!

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Accommodation YES - Tonbridge Road, Maidstone

Accommodation - YES are a family run business, part of the O'Shea Partnership based in Maidstone, which operate a number of homes offering both short term...

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One of our suppliers has made the local KentOnline News!

One of our suppliers has made the local KentOnline News! Edutise, a company who want to become the new go-to supplier of everything from pens to rubber...

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Children in Need Baking!

One of our Service Users has been very busy creating yummy cakes in aid of BBC Children in Need! She has made mint flavoured cheese cake, cupcakes...

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Gordon Dye Work Placement!

Here is a couple photos from Service User Gordon Dye at his work placement at F.R.I.E.N.D Animal Sanctuary. F.R.I.E.N.D Animal Sanctuary is a safe haven for...

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Children In Need - Sponsored 6 Mile Walk!

One of our Service Users, and a member of staff, are taking part in a 6 mile walk next Friday in aid of BBC Children in Need! They have researched the...

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Happy Halloween!

Service Users and staff from Phoenix Support have been getting prepared for Halloween!   Team Leader, Tracey Hunt, got fully into the Halloween...

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Accommodation – YES Director wins at Kent Learning Disability Partnership Awards!

Kent County Council has announced the winners of the 2015 Kent Learning Disability Awards, and Lorna O’Shea, Director of Accommodation – Yes has won...

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Ready, Steady, Cook!

Service Users have been very busy as of late, baking and cooking various dishes and cakes! One of our male Service Users made a homemade chicken and broccoli...

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Spadework's Sports and Fun Day!

Service User, Kelvin Driver, visited our Head Office recently beaming with pride! He had recently taken part in Spadework's Sports and Fun Day and was...

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Comic Relief: Red Nose Day!

This year, one of our Service Users, Daniel Flat helped raise money for Comic Relief: Red Nose Day by completing a sponsored knit! Daniel raised a...

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Phoenix Support Does Butlins!

Five Service Users and staff from Phoenix Support LTD venture to Bognor Regis for a weekend of fun and laughs! Service Users and staff from one of Phoenix...

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The Garden Project!

Service User Jeremy Haines has featured in a local newspaper! Jeremy has been assisting The Garden Project, which is linked to the Cafe at Marsham Street,...

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Dreamland Day Out!

Service Users and staff attended the opening of Margate's rennovated Dreamland Theme Park! Everyone had a fantastic day as you can see from the photos...

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Sheila's Birthday!

Recently, one of our properties celebrated Service User Sheila's birthday! Fully equipped with limousine and party, she had a fabulous day and looked...

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Adrian Loft Memorial

Phoenix Support commemorated the memory of Service User Adrian Loft, for the second year in a row, by holding a Memorial BBQ in his honour. Service Users and...

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