sheltered environment

sheltered environment

A generic term for an environment that provides protection and custodial care to those who cannot, for various reasons, fend for themselves.
 
Examples
Nursing homes, institutions for mentally challenged, “safe houses” for abused women, halfway houses for rehabilitating drug addicts.

sheltered environment

An environment that provides protection and custodial care to those who cannot, for various reasons, fend for themselves Examples Nursing homes, institutions for mentally challenged, 'safe houses' for abused ♀, halfway houses for rehabilitating drug addicts. See Disenfranchised population.
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Lewis Jenkins, by email Carol: If you've got a bright, sheltered environment, preferably a greenhouse (it doesn't need to be heated), you can sow lettuce, rocket and other leafy crops successionally through the winter.
The racks solutions are premeditated to support multiple servers in a sheltered environment.
Sandboxing allows potentially malicious software to be handed off to a sheltered environment so its full behaviour can be directly observed without affecting production networks.
Meachen hopes the remains are sufficiently preserved in the cold, sheltered environment to contain snippets of genetic information.
It is believed the warm weather tempted the bees away from their normal sheltered environment into the open.
She's been living in a very sheltered environment, but then through an encounter with the rugged Abe, she has this awakening.
Survivors were considered to have fared well neurologically if they were alert and able to return to normal activities, or if they had moderate disability but were well enough to work part-time in a sheltered environment or take part in daily activities independently.
It's a chance to leave home, but remain in a sheltered environment for three years, closeted with like-minded people.
Dennison insists criticizing the writers' work would detract from the sheltered environment necessary to nurture aspiring poets.
Because from being a son of an army officer, who has lived in a very sheltered environment and always believed in the rights and wrongs of life, I was suddenly exposed to a city that works in a completely different way.
He moved from his flat into an old-age home a few months after leaving hospital--not really because he could no longer look after himself, but because it became obvious that the time was approaching when he should be in a sheltered environment.