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Enhanced Approved Premises
Promotes Community Safety
Credible Community Sentence
Gender Specific Facility
Enabling Environment
Effective Rehabilitation

24 March 2022


We are thrilled to have been succesful in maintaining our Enabling Environments award for another 3 years.


Assessment Overall Comment:

Adelaide House has clearly embedded EE in all aspects of its daily life and has a robust EE culture with exceptional qualities in domains such as relationship building, safety, development and leadership. Moreover, some words such as "pleasurable", "fun" and "happy" aren't usually applied to describe the atmosphere of an approved premises, but, they fit Adelaide House like a glove. Well done ladies !


Adelaide House obtained Enabling Environments award status in 2015 and 2018, the award has to be renewed every 3 years.


Due to COVID our latest EE assessment was took place virtually on 14th December 2021. Our portfolio of evidence had been submitted at the end of November.


During the virtual assessment, 3 members of the EE team met with management, staff, residents and visitors of Adelaide House who discussed their experiences within the environment.


We have today been advised that we have again been successful in maintaing the award until February 2025.



The Enabling Environment Award is a mark of quality that shows a service has met the standards and is an Enabling Environment.

The Enabling Environments framework is designed as a quality improvement mechanism to support more services to achieve a level of excellence in the way the relationships function within their environment.

It is generally accepted that good relationships promote well-being; but many services and environments fail to address this aspect of people’s lives.

The ‘Enabling Environments’ Award recognises healthy psychosocial environments and supports the development of good practice in creating and sustaining them.

The award recognises good practice in a variety of situations, across sectors and care pathways and will enable potential employees, recipients of care, referrers, commissioners and customers to locate good quality services that have a similar approach.


The Standards for Enabling Environments comprise ten standards outlining the core values of a healthy psychosocial environment with attendant criteria demonstrating how the values can be achieved in practice.

The standards were developed by the Enabling Environments Advisory Group, whose professional backgrounds cover housing, psychiatry and social research.

A literature review was conducted on the relationship between social environment and clinical outcome and the consultation process represented organisations in the NHS, the voluntary sector, social care, housing, the church, education, academia and private business, as well as to the Royal College’s Service User Recovery and Carers’ Forums.





  • Restorative Justice
  • Place of Safety
  • Effective Supervision
  • Structure & Support
  • Care & Guidance
  • Access to Health Services
  • Partnership Working
  • Education Training
  • Employment Programme
  • Group Work
  • Individual key Working
  • Counselling Services
  • Detoxification
  • Harm Reduction
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Range of Activities
  • Healthy Life Style
  • Mentoring Project
  • Community Pay Back
  • Spiritual Care
  • Move on Accommodation