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Commissioning Team & Supported Living Providers: A Symbiotic Relationship for Success in Supported Living

This blog post delves into a crucial aspect of the supported living landscape in the UK – the dynamic relationship between Commissioning Teams and Supported Living Providers. Understanding the roles and collaboration between these entities is pivotal in ensuring the seamless delivery of support services for individuals with autism, learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]