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Functions of Care Brokerage

Care Brokerage

A Care Support Broker puts people at the heart of the decision making process in using their individual budget. Care brokerage has a number of functions which imply an array of activities or tasks. It is best seen and understood by this set of functions rather than seeing care brokerage encapsulated within a role of a support broker.

The key functions of care brokerage include:

  • To find out what is available
  • To explore what is possible
  • Provide information (signposting)
  • Give technical advice
  • Encourage and develop informal support
  • Coordinate support and resources
  • Assist a person to manage their obligations and responsibilities in relation to a budget
  • Facilitation to make things happen 
  • Help with care support planning and person centred planning
  • Help a person to speak up for themselves or where necessary to speak up on their behalf

Care Brokerage Services

The above is a start to scope out what care brokerage is; many people will need no help at all and will be able to do what it takes to receive and use a personal budget.

However, for those that need assistance, care support broker services are available from many sources as listed below, and as a care agency we can help you find the services you need:

  • Your family or close friends
  • An Independent Broker
  • A Provider
  • Lancashire County Council
  • A Community Group
  • A Legal Trust

If you require guidance regarding Brokerage or accessing services then please contact us at your local CCS care agency office.

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