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Introducing the Award


The Enabling Environments Award is:

Assessed against 10 core standards

Applicable to a wide variety of sectors and contexts

The 10 core standards


To achieve the Enabling Environments Award, you will need to produce evidence in each of these areas. These are the areas the Enabling Environments Advisory Group has identified as making some services and organisations stand out as particularly successful and nurturing for all of the people involved. The full Enabling Environments Standards will give you further details.

BELONGING
The nature and quality of relationships are of primary importance

BOUNDARIES
There are expectations of behaviour and processes to maintain and review them

COMMUNICATION
It is recognised that people communicate in different ways

DEVELOPMENT
There are opportunities to be spontaneous and try new things

INVOLVEMENT
Everyone shares responsibility for the environment

SAFETY
Support is available for everyone

STRUCTURE
Engagement and purposeful activity is actively encouraged

EMPOWERMENT
Power and authority are open to discussion

LEADERSHIP
Leadership takes responsibility for the environment being enabling

OPENNESS
External relationships are sought and valued


 

The variety of sectors


Enabling Environments can be found anywhere people live, work or come together for a specific purpose. This includes:

  • wards
  • day units
  • schools
  • supported accommodation
  • working environments
  • voluntary groups
  • faith communities

It is quite possible to see common threads or themes in what is positive or enabling across these many different environments. Yet the language used in different contexts and settings to describe this common core of experiences and principles or concerns does not always help to identify these shared themes or values. This can make co-operation between agencies harder, and services may seem fragmentary and disjointed.

The Enabling Environments project aims to bridge older distinctions between clinical and non-clinical settings, to develop a single common core vocabulary, applicable across a range of agency and service environments.

Sectors represented in our consultation phase included a variety of staff together with clients, service users and members from:

  • NHS
  • Voluntary sector
  • Social care
  • Housing
  • Education
  • The church
  • Private business

Introducing the Award

Find out what our standards are and see how close you are

How it works

Information about the Award process

Take the next step

How to get more information and join the project.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

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Enabling Environments, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB    
Tel: 020 3701 2674      Email: eeadmin@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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Introducing the AwardCofC

Find out what our standards are and see how close you are

How it worksCofC

Information about the Award process

Take the next stepCofC

How to get more information and join the project.

Contact usContact us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

 

  Enabling Environments
 

NEW!

Enabling Environments AWARENESS DAYS:

  • Open to organizations who are interested to learn more about the Enabling Environment Award.
  • February and June dates now available.

Enabling Environments CLINICS:

  • Opportunity for EE members to discuss any challenging area in your portfolio process.
  • Various dates available throughout 2017.

How to build your portfolio of evidence:

  • Free workshop open to EE members only to develop an in-depth understanding of compiling a portfolio, plus tips and ideas on gathering evidence.
  • January and June dates now available.

For more information, see website.