About the Network

The National Brokerage Network

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
  • Training
  • Mentoring
  • Events
  • 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.

The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.

Re-Imagining Brokerage © Liz Leach 2015.

All Rights Reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher except for the quotation of brief passages in reviews.

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