The course is designed as a full programme which will give you all of the information, understanding and practical tools you need to be able to practice as an Independent Support Broker. There is an option to complete accreditation at the end of the course, and become certified and registered with National Brokerage Network.
In order to achieve accreditation, participants must attend all sessions, and submit a completed workbook and support plan. Learners should expect to complete an element of self-directed study/reading and coursework time outside of the training sessions.
There are 5 units to the course (delivered over 5 days in a classroom setting; or over 8 x 2 hrs sessions if participating online over zoom). There are workbooks to complete as part of the training, which are assessed at the end of the course if you choose the accreditation option.
The course is designed to be engaging and experiential which makes it more meaningful for learners.
We can tailor the course delivery for learners of all abilities. We will discuss your learning needs with you when you make your booking enquiry.
Who is Support Brokerage training for?
Individuals who want to self-direct their own support and/or act as self-advocates
Family members who want to be involved in self-directing the support of a relative
Anyone providing information, advice & guidance within a health and social care context
Anyone involved in doing Person-Centred Planning or developing Support Plans
Individuals working in Direct Payment or Personal Health Budget teams
Individuals working in Self Directed Support teams
Health & Social Care provider organisations
Social Care & Health professionals with an interest or involvement in Personalisation
Support Brokerage Training Content*
The historical development of Self Directed Support
The values and approaches relating to ‘Personalisation’ and Self Directed Support
An introduction to the legal frameworks relevant to Self Directed Support
Understanding the differences between Support Brokerage, Advocacy, Social Work and Care Management
The practical skills needed to support someone to access a Personal Budget, Personal Health Budget, Direct Payment or Individual Service Fund
A brief introduction to Individual Service Funds and the practical functions associated with them
Exploring the wider range of Community Development & Strengths-based approaches to understand how support brokerage fits with these
Tools, techniques and approaches integral to Person-Centred planning & Community Mapping
Learn how to develop a Support Plan
Learn how to create a budget for a plan and how to present this within a Support Plan
Contingency planning and addressing risk in a person-centred and positive way
The course is delivered by members of the National Brokerage Network who are skilled trainers and experienced practitioners of Support Brokerage. The trainers will provide an engaging and informative learning experience, drawing on their own personal experience of providing Support Brokerage and their up-to-date knowledge in the developments of Self-Directed Support.
You can book Support Brokerage training in the following ways:
Commission us to deliver bespoke training for your organisation (or group together locally with other organisations in your area to arrange a ‘consortium’ training programme) tailored to your learning requirements
A rolling/repeating programme- set training dates for people to book places at regular intervals
Online – book one or more spaces on our next ‘open’ course (delivered online via Zoom platform)
Our next ‘open’ course will take place via Zoom (8 x 2 hr sessions): October 2021
The training sessions will be followed by 2 further ‘workbook workshop’ sessions to help learners complete their workbooks and support plans for accreditation (dates to be confirmed).
Bookings & Enquiries:
David Bingham- Director, Space Inclusive (Nottingham)
“As we continue to work with Mollie Williams , Liz Leach Murphy and Sarah Holmes on our support planning development, I can’t recommend them enough. If you’re serious about ensuring people you support are in control of their own support this training has to be worth a look!”
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