London Brokerage Network

Supporting London's disabled communities

News & Events

Public Champion for Mobilising Community Assets - NHS England - Healthy London Partnership - 2016
In June 2016, NHS England (London) created a this Champion role for me because my model of community brokerage was so interesting to them.  I now sit on the Personalisation and Self-Care Policy Delivery Committee and am contributing to guidance for commissioners on social prescribing.  22nd Sept I shall be speaking at the social prescribing conference, London.

Funding for Training - 2014/15
A joint funding bid made with ALAG (Aspergers London Area Group) won some money from the Dept of Health's autism innovation fund.  This will lead to my training other members of the ALAG group, so that we can support each other better, write support plans, and pool our resources to create new groups of shared interest.  Previously, I also won Skills for Care money, to provide free training to disabled people in 2012/13.

A4A Conference 2012 - Not Strictly Advocacy
Andrew ran a workshop on the relationship between advocacy and brokerage in Action4Advocacy's annual conference, Blackpool, 16-17th May 2012.  The conference was very interesting and looking at whether the future of advocacy is inextricably tied up with the provision of advice or not, and whether this was ethical.


NEW training dates - SPRING 2016 - Monday, March 14, 2016
New dates for Spring training, hosted by CoolTan Arts 
New training dates - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
HAIL/MHSA - new dates for Spring 2015 
2014 Training - Thursday, January 16, 2014
New dates announced for March 2014 
Skills for Care funding achieved! - Monday, August 6, 2012
The LBN has been successful in bidding for funded training places and membership of the LBN under the Workforce Innovation Fund.  
Up and Running! - Monday, April 30, 2012
Launch over, here we go! 
Almost full... - Thursday, March 29, 2012
The launch event is almost full with only 3 or 4 places left 
Launch Event confirmed - Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Room booked at VAI for the launch event on 19th April 2012.  All systems go... 
Added Articles page - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Members will be able to publish articles via this website 
Soft Launch - Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Invitations to join as part of a 'soft launch' were sent out today.  If you have already been trained by Andrew, the NBN or other approved trainer and would like to take part in testing and populating the site, please get in touch 
The LBN website goes live! - Monday, January 16, 2012
10th January 2012 - the website is now live, but still under construction and being tested