At Imagineer CIC we are focused on sharing what we have learnt to be able to support those who are walking similar journeys.

We recognise that we would not have reached the place we find ourselves in today if the innovators and courageous thinkers that came before us had not done the same.

We hold a great deal of respect and gratitude to those who have shared their own learning freely and openly which has helped to shape our thinking and we hope through our endeavours we can help to pave the way of others.

On this page we share the papers we have written and we hope you enjoy them.

What does ‘good’ look like? – 2020

This paper is intended for those who are leading change in their approaches to personalisation, including;

  • social workers
  • team managers
  • heads of service
  • directors of service
  • commissioners within health and social care

It is written as a commentary paper about the development of Independent Support Brokerage in the UK as part of the wider concept of Self-Directed Support.

The paper explores stories and iterations of good practice which have enabled and promoted increased independence, reduced inequalities, better involvement and connection in community life, achievement of outcomes and less reliance on statutory services.

The paper also examines some of the practices, challenges and restrictions which have held people back and prevented them from realising their hopes and aspirations for a good life; and provides a simple lens which could be used as a basis for reviewing changes to policy and practice – enabling a real shift towards citizenship for all.

Here is a copy of the paper What does ‘good’ look like?

The Publisher is: Imagineer Development UK CIC

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Reimagining Support Brokerage – 2015

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.

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