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:
- Not another industry – just a new way lots of people can be more creative
- Not a narrowly defined planning role – but working alongside people to make change happen
- Not provided by a special group – an activity many people can do in many ways
- Brokerage is not the answer to every problem – but it is a better way of thinking about how we can be allies and help change to happen as people take control over their own lives.
The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.
Re-Imagining Brokerage © Liz Leach 2015.
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