What is a Broker?
A Broker has the role of helping people plan and organise any support they need but is neither a Care Manager nor a service provider. Therefore they do not have the job of rationing resources and do not have the job of providing services.
Listed below are some of the functions of a Broker:
- Review, prepare and/or identify indicative costs of creating and implementing a person centred support plan.
- Assist to develop a vision of a preferred lifestyle using PATH and other relevant person centred planning tools.
- Clarify the person’s needs and expectations as part of the care manager’s assessment eligibility criteria under ‘Fair Access to Care’.
- Identify and apply for funding from all government and non-government sources.
- Support ‘Fair Access to Care’ appeals process if required.
- Identify and access community resources.
- Assist with funding negotiation with CC commissioners.
- Direct liaison and negotiation with service providers.
- Monitor and evaluate provider services in conjunction with existing monitoring and regulatory frameworks.
- Modify existing provider services or develop new ones.
- Mediate and resolve problems (as directed by the person).
- Brokers work directly for the person or their family, making sure they stay in control and get the most out of their lives!
A Broker can be involved in:
- Community connecting
- Identifying resources available
How to Become a Broker:
Once you have filled in the Application form please send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.