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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Adding two more lanes to the floating walkway will provide a more sheltered environment allowing for all year access and increased safety.
On speaking to her at length I discovered that as a child she had a very sheltered environment with her siblings and extended family.
Lewis Jenkins, by email Carol: If you have 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 winter.
Lewis Jenkins, by email AIF 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.
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.
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.
You will soon find out how different the real world is from the sheltered environment of schools.
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.