what people say about us

Here are a few examples of the comments and feedback we have received from group members, parents and carers ...

"Every young person with any needs should spend at least one session with Phoenix Rising: it makes you realise that there are groups that actually care for and nurture our precious young people xxxx"


"Phoenix Rising is the best thing that has happened for Carl, he loves going there and Adrian and Sarah have brought out the best in him especially with his art work, everyone who works there are really caring special people."


"Phoenix has been amazing, with all the activities you provide and your wonderful friendly staff, its made Ethan's' transition to adulthood so much easier for him and myself, knowing that he can attend Phoenix to have fun and be independent in a safe environment. I'm just gutted it's taken so long to find out about your services."

Mrs. Jeni Jones, Parent

"The difference in confidence in Howard since he started with you is amazing; the attention to the individual person’s strengths and needs would be incredibly difficult to find elsewhere”

Mrs. Whitton, Parent

“Amazing art with amazing hearts! Watch this space. Looking forward to seeing these truly gifted and kind hearted professionals bring life as they always do!”


“Sarah and Adrian always full of life, they're the best I've come across!

They bring out the best in anyone, with their 'anything goes' attitude.

It's impossible to not love them, they're awesome!!


“Fantastic opportunity to learn from caring professionals.”


“Anything Sarah and Adrian set their hands to is going to be a huge success.

The young people are so fortunate to have them running this project.”

David Tunnicliffe, visitor and donor.

“Great stuff! May you still continue rising!”


“What a place! What a team.... totally blown away and my son loves every single second here xx”


“Phoenix Rising are truly committed to the adults they support and plan such creative and interesting days that keep them stimulated and motivated. Well done to all at Phoenix Rising you are very much appreciated. Love love love this place! Xx”


“I hope when my son finishes school he can come to Phoenix Rising it looks amazing” 😃


“Carl is so happy working with you, I've never seen him so happy!”

Mrs Rome, parent

"Sarah and Adrian are amazing they are truly committed to the adults they support and plan such creative and interesting days that keep them stimulated and motivated ... Well done to all at Phoenix Rising you are very much appreciated"

"Thank you so much. He adores all your sessions. I will take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all Phoenix Rising for the care and support given to our Son . As a family we are truly grateful x"

Group members

“I like the staff as they do lots of nice stuff for us ...”

“I like coming to Phoenix Rising; It is a huge place. It has lots of to do.”

“Staff are friendly and kind”

“I love it because it’s spacious and we can do lots of different things every week and it’s a beautiful setting.”

“I love Phoenix Rising. It's packed with loads of fun!”

I really love coming here, it's a fantastic place, I really enjoy doing the art with the most amazing and kind hearted people in the world, I'm always looking forward to coming here!

"Redways students enjoyed a lovely visit today, we were made so welcome and enjoyed listening to some beautiful singing, thank you!"

Staff member, Redways School

Feedback on our Musical Theatre production, 2019.

"A night at the musicals"

Julie Bevis: I cried . I laughed , my cheeks ache from smiling and my hands sore from clapping but what a great night So humbling!!! My heart just melted Thankyou for inviting us Can’t wait till the next one xxx

Steph Hall: It was such a brilliant show they have all done so well and well done Karina xx

Mike Wagg: This wasn’t just a production that was thrown together. The thought, planning and preparation from scenery, costumes, individual roles, music etc, etc was outstanding, as was the attention to detail. A huge well done and thank you to all, particularly the stars of the show!

Totally and utterly blown away at the talent and the total brilliance of Kane and all his Phoenix friends, to put on such an extravaganza was breathtaking... Karina Jade Streeton, John Odwell, Adrian Pinckard you guys are the best.... Broadway here we come xxxxx

Margaret O'Grady-Shanahan It was amazing. Phoenix rising you are amazing x

Jacqui Rome: What an amazing evening this was .... Loved it xx

Sally Mills: An amazing evening. ....... loved it !!

· Margaret Wells What a fantastic show u all need awards absolutely magical well done everyone for their extreme talents & everyone who made this come together

· Helen Woodroofe Looked amazing. Well done Carl, Arry and Kane

· Carrie Wheeler Absolutely fantastic evening.x

· Whendie Coggins Amazing nite well done to everybody xxxx

· Mary Borrett It was an amazing show. Thanks to all of you at Phoenix - everything was brilliant; the performances, the costumes, music, backdrops, props. It was so lovely to see how inclusive it was and how you have done wonders for the performers' self esteem. Can't thank you enough.

· Alison Goodman Thanks for all your hard work....it was an amazing show. Always uplifting watching and listening to all the wonderful performers

· Jan Stubbs Looks fabulous, well done all of you

· Gail Gordon Brilliant picture well done to you all.x

· Margaret O'Grady-Shanahan Brilliant photos xx

· Matt Wheeler Great performance.

· Jacqui Rome What an amazing show it was too, from start to finish, well done to everyone involved it was awesome xx

Donna Rice The whole production was truly amazing!!!

Well done everyone!!!!xxx

Dear Adrian, Sarah, Karina, John, Anita and everyone,

Thank you so much for a wonderful time on Friday with A Night At the Musicals. It was a truly inspiring and wonderful evening, and Pete and I were both very impressed and moved in equal measure. The performing arts groups must have worked so hard to achieve their splendid performances, and there was obviously a lot of dedicated work from staff, parents and volunteers as well.

What we want to know now is, when can we buy a copy of the video? In fact, we might want several copies for family and friends! It was so enjoyable we haven’t stopped talking about it since!

Many, many thanks and best wishes to all,


I have just seen the most fantastic performance ever, by phoenix rising at the Chrysalis theatre. A night at the musicals. It was indeed. Absolutely amazing. Well done to all. You made me laugh and cry. We sang and clapped along. You were all superb. Thank you for a fantastic evening. Absolutely loved it. What talents you have.

What an absolutely fabulous show last night. Congratulations to all the talented performers loved every minute. Keep up the good work Lesley woodman x

Words cannot express how utterly amazing the work of Phoenix Rising is on these inspiring young people! truly bringing out the best in them! This years show was nothing short of magnificent and I am so grateful to everyone involved for their part in putting it all together...the confidence building is plain to see in the stage presence of each and every one!! Just when you think it couldn`t get any better!!....It jolly well does!! From my son Arry and I, `We Thank you!!`


I have to congratulate you and your team but in particular of course to all of the performers on such a successful evening. The commitment, passion and hard work from you all was clearly evident and it was infectious.

It was great to see a full house and the support that it received and in turn the audience received an enjoyable fun show which was delivered with professionalism and supported individuals to show case their talents and potential.

I think there are many of us who want to see what happens in the future and are looking forward to your next event.

You should all feel so proud – please pass my comments on to the performers and your colleagues. GREAT STUFF!!!!