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Seco Support Brighton Team winners of National Housing with Care Award

On Friday 7th June, the Seco Support Brighton team travelled to London for the Finals of the Housing with Care awards, and won Team of the Year! Care Talk magazine’s Housing with Care Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in accommodation and services for integrated retirement communities, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems, retirement […]

Housing Sector Crisis: Does Allowing Supported Living Providers to Supply Both Support and Home Set a Dangerous Precedent?

In the current housing landscape, the demand far outstrips the supply, especially for vulnerable members of the community. Local authorities find themselves overwhelmed with requests to accommodate individuals with learning disabilities, autism, and challenging behaviours. Whether due to a young adult wanting to leave the family home, previous placement failures, or transitioning from a hospital […]

Hospital vs. Homes: Building the Right Support for People with Learning Disabilities, Autism, and Behaviours that Challenge- the Transitional Approach.

In the pursuit of creating a supportive environment for individuals with learning disabilities, autism, and behaviours that challenge, the debate between hospital settings and community homes takes centre stage. The consensus is clear: no one desires permanent residence in a hospital. However, the question remains – is a home in the community always the right […]

Celebrating Our Support Heroes: Offering Sponsorship to Visa-Holding Employees

At Seco Support, we believe that every member of our team plays an integral role in our success. From support workers to team leaders, administrators to managers, each person brings unique skills and perspectives that contribute to our caring culture. The Backbone of Our Success Our support team staff are the unsung heroes of our […]

Creating Least Restrictive Care and Support Packages: A Holistic Approach

Seco Support, in the pursuit of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism to lead fulfilling lives within their communities, recognises that the challenge lies in creating care and support packages that are both least restrictive and ensure safety. In alignment with the NSHE-Building the Right Support 2015 vision, which emphasizes the right to live […]

Seco Support named Best Supported Living Team at the Great British Care Awards

Seco Support’s Central England team were named Best Supported Living Team 2024 at the National Finals held in Birmingham on Friday 22nd March. The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK, culminating in a Grand Finale, and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of […]

What is ARFID?

ARFID is a mental health diagnosis that stands for: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. ARFID is characterised by an extreme avoidance or restriction of food intake, leading to significant weight loss, nutritional deficiencies, and impaired psychosocial functioning. Unlike other eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa, ARFID is not driven by body image concerns […]

Navigating the Challenges of Autism: Practical Tips for Families

Living with autism can present unique challenges for both individuals and their families. Seco Support understands the importance of providing support and guidance to families navigating the complexities of autism. In this blog post, we will explore practical tips and strategies to help families cope with the challenges associated with autism, offering valuable insights and […]

Breaking Down Barriers: Transitioning from Hospital to Community Care

There are currently over 2,000 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic people in hospital at any one time. Over half have had a total length of stay of over 2 years, including 350 people who have been in hospital for more than 10 years. Many of these are trying to leave these settings, yet face […]

Empowering Families: A Guide to Resources for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism.

At Seco Support, our mission is to help empower individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families, with the resources they need to navigate their unique journeys. In this blog post, we’ll delve into a comprehensive guide, equipping families with valuable tools and insights. 1. Understanding the Landscape Navigating the landscape in the UK […]