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Mandy and Thomas’s Story – Support Brokerage Training

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I attended Imagineer Support Brokerage training in November 2014 and all I can say is that it truly helped me, giving me the confidence I needed to navigate the daunting bureaucracy of the care system in a very creative and person-centered way! As a mum,(even with a professional background as […]

Debra – Circle of Support

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My husband & I first got in touch with Imagineer regarding re-establishing a circle/trust for Debra. As her parents, we were keen to make sure things were set up for when we were no longer around. We also mentioned that where Debra was living wasn’t great for her and she […]

Lorraine – The Outsiders

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Lorraine came along for auditions for The Outsiders in August 2011 and joined the band as a lead singer in October 2011. Since Lorraine has joined the band she has excelled as a singer and a performer. Lorraine has taken part in over twenty performances since joining The Outsiders, this […]

Paul – Support Brokerage

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It has been now about 2 years since Imagineer came into our lives to help with our wonderful little man Paul. Since entering adulthood it has been a continuing battle with social services to get any help or ongoing support with Paul For seven years it has been a continuum […]

Andrew W – The Outsiders

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Andrew ‘Big Up’ Walsh, has been the backing singer/bass player and the audience rouser for The Outsiders since the band first started in January 2010. When Andrew first got involved in The Outsiders he was already very busy, he went along to a number of projects in Leeds which he […]

Rob – The Outsiders

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Rob has always wanted to be a rock star, on stage and making his guitar squeal!! Rob came along to the auditions for The Outsiders in Dec 2009 and his pure enthusiasm and rock status got him into the band. He has been one of the backbone members of the […]

Lucian – Support Brokerage

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Lucian is a young man who desperately needed a break from his family home. Since leaving school he received very little support and had gone from receiving 32 hours of 1 to 1 support in school to nothing at all. He left school four years ago and last year he […]

Sharon – Support Brokerage

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Being PA to Ant and Daisy on their own personal budget is great fun. It is a fantastic experience enabling so much more choice for activities, days out, and chill out time. Being able to work closely with Daisy in a small regular team has helped build a trusting, professional […]

Andrew A – The Outsiders

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Andrew had a SEN statement of ‘social communication difficulties’ in school from the age of 7 and a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder, from the age of 13. With appropriate support (hard-won by us, his parents, from the Education Authority), Andrew thrived in Primary School, where […]

Jason – Support Brokerage

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My sister had a conversation with Liz who stated we needed some help getting things sorted out for me and my mum. First of all it was looking at things for me to do when my college course finished. They spent some time together and I got set up on […]

Monica – Support Brokerage

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Imagineer supported me initially at a time of crisis when my brother with a learning disability moved to my area and needed to have a new social care assessment and support package arranged quickly. With a family of my own and a full time job, and also needing to care […]

Matthew – The Outsiders

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Matthew is 32 and has played drums from the age of 18 with his dad and uncle in a band. Most gigs have been family events or fund-raising ones. When we heard about the Beat it Project and auditions taking place in Leeds in 2009 He tried for the drumming […]

Bruno – The Outsiders

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Bruno made an amazing contribution to The Outsiders, he first joined the group in January 2010. A man with so much energy and belongs on the stage, a natural performer. Not only did Bruno give so much to The Outsiders he also gained a great deal – he had the […]

Daisy – Support Brokerage

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Hi, my name is Daisy, I am a young lady of 24 years of age, I went to West Oaks School in Boston Spa, where I live with my family. When I left school at the age of 19, I went to a residential creative art college called Beaumont College, […]