We are working to develop and define the model of community brokerage in Scotland.
What is Community Brokerage?
Community Brokerage is a way of building the capacity of individuals who need support to live full lives in their own community. It focuses on building their strengths and using community resources.
Informal support is key to successful community living, but where more formal support is needed brokerage can help people direct that support too.
Community Brokers are trained in self-directed support and provide a bridge between someone looking for support and the funders of support, usually health and social care partnerships, in each local authority area.
Brokers can assist people prepare for assessments of need, work with them on plans to meet their needs, and advocate for individuals in this area where they need it.
What will Community Brokerage Scotland do?
Our work is focused in three main areas – developing a National Brokerage Framework for Scotland, delivering the SQA level 7 award in Community Brokerage, and developing the Approved Brokers Community of Practice.