The National Brokerage Network supports the innovation and development of Support Brokerage, a Strengths Based Approach which is fundamental in the realisation of Self Directed Support.
The National Brokerage Network strives to achieve a world in which all people are free to make their own choices, express their individuality, pursue their dreams and live the life that they want to lead.
The National Brokerage Network believes that;
People should have informed choice
People have the right to control their own life
People should be able to assert their identity
People are citizens, entitled to participate in and contribute to their community
People are of equal worth and deserve respect
The Aim of the National Brokerage Network
The aim of the National Brokerage Network is to provide strong leadership, drive and guidance in the development of Support Brokerage and Self Directed Support.
The National Brokerage Network achieves this through the provision of;
Information, Advice and Guidance
Sharing good practice
Tools and Resources
At the National Brokerage Network we;
Connect people to Support Brokers who are able to work with individuals and families to explore and develop their choices and possibilities
Provide Support Brokerage training
Develop and sustain a network of Support Brokers coordinated on a local, regional and national level
Represent the views and interests of the diverse Support Broker movement with key politicians, strategic leads and policy makers
National Brokerage Network – The People
The National Brokerage Network consists of Members and Regional Coordinators who are actively involved in the provision and development of Support Brokerage.
Regional Co-ordinators of the National Brokerage Network meet on a regular basis and form a Sub Committee of Imagineer, a social enterprise providing innovative solutions for Self Directed Support.
On this website you will be able to:
Choose a Support Broker from your local area
Find out how to become a Support Broker
Find out about Support Brokerage training
Find your local Regional Coordinator
Find out what is going on in the world of Brokerage
Discover links to other related organisations and useful websites
The idea of Support Brokerage seems simple; helping people to find their way through barriers and complexities to a better life. However there has been a lot of confusion about what it should mean, who can do it and how it works. This important paper from the Chair of the National Brokerage Network provides a new starting point for Support Brokerage:
Not another industry – just a new way which frees up peoples creativity
Not a narrowly defined planning role – but working alongside people to make change happen
Support Brokerage is a good way of thinking about how we can become allies to positive change as people take control over their own lives.