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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 […]

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 […]

8 top tips for an autism-friendly Christmas

Christmas is a magical time of year, filled with joy, love, and togetherness. However, for people and families touched by autism, the holiday season can come with its unique set of challenges. The pressure to make everything perfect can be overwhelming. But fear not, because we’ve gathered some valuable tips to help you have a […]

Promoting Independence: 4 Ways to Help Empower the People We Support

Supported living plays a crucial role in helping empower the people we support with disabilities to lead independent lives within the community. As a dedicated supported living provider, we at Seco Support recognize the significance of nurturing skills and confidence for independent living. In this blog post, we’re excited to share four effective ways to […]

Navigating Behaviours of Concern in Supported Living

In the world of supported living, each person we support’s journey is unique, and sometimes, that journey comes with its own set of challenges. We’re talking about behaviours of concern – those moments when things feel a bit tough to handle. At Seco Support, we believe that understanding and managing these behaviours is a crucial […]

What is person-centred support and why is it so important?

Many supported living providers use the term ‘person-centred’ when advertising their services, but what exactly is it? And why is it such an important consideration when choosing a support provider for you or a loved one? Person-centred support is not just about providing support that meets an individual’s physical needs, but also their emotional, and […]