Brokerage Management

At Imagineer, we offer Brokerage Management services to help people to manage their Personal Budget or Personal Health Budget, including supporting people to employ their own Personal Assistants/Support and Care Workers.

What is Brokerage Management ?

The role of the Support Broker does not extend beyond the agreement or the implementation of the Support Plan. Some people will need ongoing support with the implementation, management and administration of their individual Support Plan arrangements. This could include:

  • Financial administration- management of your Personal Budget/Personal Health Budget/Direct Payment
  • Recruiting Support Workers/ Personal Assistants
  • Line-managing Support Workers/ Personal Assistants
  • Staff supervisions and appraisals
  • Staff rota development & management
  • Planning, running & overseeing team meetings for Support Workers/Personal Assistants
  • Facilitating ‘Circle of Support’ meetings
  • Payroll function
  • Arranging staff training
  • Exploring & applying for funding to help cover the cost of your arrangements

These functions are collectively called ‘Brokerage Management’.

The Brokerage Management role is different from that of a Support Broker:

  • The different areas of Brokerage require different skill sets
  • There are potential conflicts of interest if the functions of Support Brokerage and Brokerage Management are combined in one person (and possibly even in one agency) which need to be considered and managed

Brokerage Management Success Stories

Find out about how we helped Monica recruit her brother’s Personal Assistants (PAs) and put the systems in place for other aspects of managing his PAs.

Working with Imagineer to Manage Your Support Plan

We offer a range Brokerage Management services.

We work to support people to feel confident in doing some of the management themselves if this is what they wish to do, with the understanding that Imagineer will provide support and guidance as needed.

We do not offer a fixed service, instead we offer an open and bespoke service to meet your individual needs and requirements.

We will discuss this with you as part of your initial enquiry with us and can review our involvement in your support regularly.

Short Term Support

Imagineer can also offer unbiased support when things have gone wrong or there are issues that need to be resolved between yourself and your team or any organisations that support you.

How Much Does Brokerage Management Cost?

The cost of Brokerage Management is determined by the level of work involved. Each person’s circumstances are different. We start with a conversation to learn more about what you need help with and how we can support you.

There is a charge for all Support Brokerage and Brokerage Management work carried out by Imagineer after this initial conversation.

This may sometimes be funded from a Person Budget, Personal Health Budget or Direct Payment.  Sometimes it is covered through other avenues of funding.

As part of our initial chat with you, we will explore funding options available to cover the cost of our Brokerage Management input.

Please get in touch with us using the details below so that we can help you to work out the best option.

Enquiries

Telephone: 07572 322200

Emailinfo@imagineer.org.uk

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