The Founder of Imagineer, Liz Leach has recently published a paper about Support Brokerage in association with The Centre for Social Welfare Reform (Download Paper Here).
Support Brokerage originated in North America in the late 1970′s and has been developed in the UK since 1996 with the introduction of the Direct Payments Act in 1996.
Imaginer provides support brokerage for customers in Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Manchester and surrounding areas.
A support broker will help you to speak out/up when you feel something is not right with your care/support.
They will look into what options are available for you and will then liaise with the correct people to find out the cost and other relevant information that you will want to know.
Support brokers are your independent guides to make sure you can live the life of your choice if you are a disabled person, older person or family carer.
Following the In Control and Care Services Improvement Partnerships national self-directed support pilots in 2005 and 2007, Support brokerage is seen as a crucial component of the move towards the transformation of social care under the Governments’ Personalisation policies.
For a useful summary of why brokers can be useful, have a look at these Ten Broker Statements
At Imagineer we offer;
Circles of Support
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If you choose Imagineer to work with you as your independent support broker we will first spend time with you discussing what you are looking to achieve and the input that you would like from the team at Imagineer. We will then write this up into a working party agreement so that everyone involved can be clear about expectations and time frames. Please do not worry, at Imagineer we are not bound to paperwork and have a very clear focus on you and working with you, doing what needs to be done, to support you to get to where you want to be.
We will utilise all our knowledge, skills and connections to support you to move forward.
You can either call to discuss this further or you can utilise our on line system to secure some time with ourselves.