Nicolas Hancock, Company Director
SEL was founded by Nicolas in order to champion progressive and truly person-centred support for individuals with complex needs. Nicholas’s commitment to innovation and highly individualised care continues to guide Sussex Empowered Living, which has been operating in Brighton and the surrounding area since 2014.
Nicholas leans on his varied education and experience in his role as Company Director. He has travelled extensively, spent time in the RAF, and holds a first-class honours degree in physiotherapy from the University of Plymouth, as well as a nationally recognised clinical practice award. Nick has published respected research on mental rehearsal and prior to his work as a domiciliary care manager and behavioural management instructor, worked as a musculoskeletal specialist in the NHS. Nick currently sits as Co-Chair on the Brighton and Hove Learning Disability Provider Forum.
Nicolas holds a Master of Business Administration and a Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership from the University of Brighton, for which he achieved distinctions. Drawing on these qualifications, Nicolas continues his pursuit of a consistent, honest and innovative service.
At Sussex Empowered Living our staff are selected as much for their personality, attitude and commitment as they are for their qualifications. Following successful recruitment and acceptable pre-employment checks, each member of staff is required to complete our fully comprehensive mandatory training package to ensure that every member of the team is equipped with the skills necessary to provide the highest quality service and is able to fit in with our unique culture. To support the recruitment process we use Service User representatives on the interview panel to ensure that the mix of skills among our staff team are reflective of the wide range of needs of those under our care and support.
Every member of staff is fully supported throughout their employment with us to ensure that they continue to meet our high standards of service and are able to flourish in our supportive and progressive environment.