Enabling Environment Award

10 June 2024

We are thrilled to share that Elizabeth Fry Charity has been awarded the Enabling Environment Award by the Royal College of Psychiatrists! The award recognises our commitment to providing specialised support to women impacted by the criminal justice system.

The journey to receiving this award involved active participation from both our dedicated staff team and resident group. Through questionnaires, a substantial portfolio of evidence and on-site assessments, we demonstrated our adherence to the ten standards reflecting the core values of a healthy psychosocial environment.

The assessment report not only highlighted our strengths and achievements but also provided valuable suggestions for further enhancing our services. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with Elizabeth Fry Charity. We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and look forward to continuing to improve our service for the women we support.

Highlights from the EE Award Review Report include:

“It is clear that the service provides a safe and nurturing environment for a cohort of complex and vulnerable individuals.”

“There are multiple ways to access support, and these appear to be used well by both recipients (residents) and providers (employees). Overall, the impression given by the service is one of compassion and encouragement.”

“The leadership of the service and the organisation is active within the service and approachable by all those within it. The culture of the leadership team promotes inclusion and developmental opportunities for staff and residents alike.”

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