Our secure and structured environment enables the close monitoring and supervision of our residents behaviour and compliance with any additional requirements to their stay, which may include Bail or Licence conditions. We achieve this by 24 hour staffing, double waking night cover, CCTV monitoring throughout the premises and grounds, random and regular drug and alcohol testing , curfews and a variety of additional conditions as necessary.
Adelaide House staff, work in-conjunction with The National Probation Service , Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company and Merseyside Police. We play a significant role in contributing to the ongoing assessment and management of all the residents we accommodate including the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) process.
Key Work Sessions
Upon arrival at Adelaide House all new residents can expect a warm welcome and introductions to all staff and residents. An induction will take place and House Rules explained.
All our residents are allocated a key worker and they will work closely together to ensure all residents get the most out of their stay. Every woman is encouraged to identify personal problem areas which are important for them to solve in order to move on with their lives.
Health Care Needs
Adelaide House staff work closely with a local GP group practice and residents are able to access the full range of primary health care services. All residents are registered within 24 hours of arrival to ensure all health care needs are assessed, relevant treatment and necessary referrals are put in place. Adelaide Staff will arrange appointments with local dentists and opticians.
Our GP Practice Nurse works on-site at Adelaide House one day a week and is available to see those residents for whom a GP appointment may not be necessary, IE blood pressure checks, changing dressing or just to discuss any ailments which may be giving cause for concern.
Adelaide House staff can undertake referrals to the Liverpool Community Alcohol Services (LCAS) and the Windsor Clinic & can deliver an in-house detox supervised by the GP and colleagues in the Alcohol Services team. We also work closely with the hepatitis clinic and nursing colleagues and many former residents have successfully completed treatment during their stay.
Adelaide House staff also work alongside colleagues in the local community mental health team (LCMT), colleagues at forensic services and the emergency mental health crisis team at the Royal Liverpool Hospital (RLH).
The Head of Spiritual Care / Chaplain is on site two evenings a week and visits the hostel over the weekend.
She is available for a friendly chat, pastoral care and spiritual guidance.
Our Chaplain has run a Readers group, Baking class, Knit & Natter, Cross Stitching & Film nights.
Groups and Activities
Our Group Work Programme runs Monday - Friday:
10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm.
- Webster-Stratten Best Parenting Skills Programme
- Foot Steps Programme
- WAAVE (Women Against Anger, & Violence Education) Anger Management
- Women’s Empowerment Programme (The Freedom Project)
- Skills for Health
- Restorative Justice Programme
- WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)
- Stepping Stones Job Club
- Adult Numeracy and Literacy
- Reader Group & Poetry
- North West Achieve Connect ETE Programme
- Business in the Community
- Red Cross First Aid
- Next Step Development Programme
- Crisis Skylight: Floristry, Nails & Beauty, Digital Photography and Textiles
- Adult Learning Service: Cookery, Food & Hygiene
- Personal & Social Development Qualifications:
- Employability Qualifications
- CVQ (Community Volunteering Qualification)
- Retail Academy:
- Gym / Swim
- Bike riding
All residents make a weekly contribution to our residents Activities & Sundries fund (AS)
These funds are used for a variety of activities both in-house and off-site. Residents choose what they would like to do and organise between themselves and staff.
Regular activities include;
- Pamper nights
- Visits to cinema
- Local Museums
- Ferry across the Mersey
- Take away meals
- Ice skating