Olivia

Adelaide House

Olivia

3SC has been delighted to work with Adelaide House on the Transforming Rehabilitation contract. As an existing provider for Community Rehabilitation Company, we have appreciated the contribution the Adelaide House team has made to 3SC’s wider TR agenda. Their wealth of experience has also be valuable at 3SC’s Quarterly Provider Network Meetings.

Adelaide House Women's Approved Premises is situated in Liverpool, Merseyside and is one of only six such facilities in the country. They provide residential support and interventions for up to 20 adult women and work with 3SC on the Transforming Rehabilitation Contract.

Olivia is a young woman who was sentenced to a Community Order and was assigned to Adelaide House. Some of the conditions of her order included; 2 year supervision requirement, 12 month Condition of Residence at Adelaide House, and 100 hours unpaid work.

Olivia had displayed behavioural problems from a young age and she had been diagnosed with learning difficulties, struggling to read and write. Olivia has grown up dealing with these barriers virtually alone as the support was simply not there for her, Olivia also had a substance misuse problem.

On arrival at Adelaide House, Olivia settled into the hostel and complied fully with the hostel regime.  She participated in the hostel programme engaging well in all of the groups. 

In terms of the unpaid work Olivia was given a target to complete the hours within 12 months.  She actually completed her hours in 3 months with no further offences.  Whilst at Adelaide House and being part of the unpaid work team she has expressed a desire to lead a law abiding life and that completing these hours has changed her way of thinking and behaving.  It has also assisted her in building better relations with her grandmother and siblings.

Over the months she has become more confident,  frequently asking questions about new projects in the community; understanding that any ideas the team came up with are always listened to as this becomes part of an achievement.  Olivia gained qualifications and certificates for the work she had completed, including manual handling, fire safety, basic first aid, mental health awareness, food hygiene, personal social development and restorative justice, to name a few.

The progress she made was clear. Her Unpaid work supervisor reported she became a valued member of the team and she could motivate herself and others on the various projects.  

Adelaide House and 3SC wish her every success for the future.