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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What does Supported Living actually mean?

Seco Support prides itself on being a supported living provider for those with complex needs, be they autism, learning disability, or mental health related. But what is supported living? And what does being a complex support provider mean? What is Supported Living? Supported living is when a person lives in their own home, in the […]