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Community Brokerage

The most empowering form of brokerage is not independent professional brokerage - quite the contrary. Instead social workers and others need to adopt the Community Brokerage approach, enabling people to take control themselves and make full use of all the community already has available.


The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.

Graphic on Community Brokerage © Simon Duffy 2011.

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Architecture for Personalisation

Architecture for Personalisation

A report describing progress in Yorkshire & Humber towards developing a community-based approach to supporting personalisation and self-directed support.

Architecture for Personalisation Toolkit

Architecture for Personalisation Toolkit

This toolkit will help local leaders develop their own strategy for producing local systems that enable personalisation. It contains helpful hints, ideas and a framework for developing plans.

The Architecture for Personalisation

The Architecture for Personalisation

Presentation given in Sheffield to describe the necessary underpinnings for personalisation in social care.

A New Script for Social Work

A New Script for Social Work

Social workers need to be released from a damaging set of bureaucratic structures that are making their work more difficult and undermining personalisation.

Do's and Don'ts for a New Script

Do's and Don'ts for a New Script

This paper is a working document to help authorities 'rescript' their social work role - to make it more positive, enabling and effective.

New Script for Care Managers

New Script for Care Managers

Simon Duffy sets out the practical steps social workers need to take in order to organise and support the development of a more empowering model of personalisation.

New Script for Social Work

New Script for Social Work

Personalisation and the best use of social work skills demands a new script to replace the broken system of care management.

New Script for Social Work

New Script for Social Work

Presentation to social workers in North East Lincolnshire on how to return the social work role to one that is more about enabling and empowering

Social Work Rescript

Social Work Rescript

The role of the care manager needs to be radically redesigned in order to make best use of social work skills and the new environment of personalisation.