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.
We strive to achieve a world in which all people are free to make their own choices, express their individuality and pursue their dreams and live the life that they want to lead.
To provide strong leadership, drive and guidance in the development of Support Brokerage
To assist in the promotion and development of Support Brokerage through access to;
To connect people to Support Brokers who are able to work with individuals and families to explore and develop their choices and possibilities.
To offer and co-ordinate Support Brokerage and complimentary training by using the specialist skills of the National Brokerage Network Regional Co-ordinators and Members.
To develop and sustain a network of Support Brokers coordinated on a local, regional and national level who share the National Brokerage Network beliefs, work to agreed standards and undertake regular supervision to maintain high quality.
To represent the views and interests of the diverse Support Broker movement with key politicians, strategic leads and policy makers.
All forms of Support Brokerage are supported by the National Brokerage Network, this includes;
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.
The idea of brokerage seems simple – helping people to find their way through the often complex systems of disability support 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 brokerage:
The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.
Re-Imagining Brokerage © Liz Leach 2015.
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