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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 community. And is supported by a team from a supported living provider to help them lead fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. 

That means people can retain their own independence by living where they choose, with whomever they choose. 

Support is provided separately to the housing, ensuring maximal independence.

Support can take the form of help with every day tasks, such as house work, shopping, cooking and paying bills.

Is it the same as residential?

No. Residential is when support and housing is combined, in a specialist housing unit. Normally each person has their own bedroom and bathroom, and shared communal facilities such as kitchens and living rooms.

What is a complex support provider?

The term complex support needs (which can also be known as challenging behaviour) can be used to describe people with multiple barriers to learning. 

Someone can have complex needs due to a physical or learning disability, autism, acquitted brain injury, dementia or mental health issues. 

A complex support provider, such as Seco Support, have sufficient expertise and experience in dealing with young people and adults with challenging behaviour and more complex needs. 

Seco’s approach to support, using a person-centered, relationship guided belief, means the person gets to live they life they choose. 

Need support?

To find out more about the services we provide, use the online form to make an enquiry: http://secosupport.com/make-a-referral/

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