London Brokerage Network

Supporting London's disabled communities

News & Events


Consultancy work - Community Brokerage - Haringey 2018
In Autumn 2018, I was commissioned by Haringey council to assist with designing new ways of working in adult social care, based on a model of Community Brokerage and the importance of holistic support planning. 

Consultancy work - Autism - Review of the Autism Diagnostic Pathways - London 2018
In Summer 2018, I was commissioned by the NW London CCG Collaboration to evaluate the diagnostic pathways for adults in Brent, Harrow and Westminster, and make recommendations on what good post-diagnostic support should look like.


Public Champion for Social Prescribing - Greater London Authority (GLA) with 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.  The role is now funded by the GLA/Mayor of London.

Funding for Training - Autism Innovation Fund - 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 led 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. 


Funding for Training - Skills for Care Innovation Fund - 2012/13
I won this bid with Skills for Care, to provide free support brokerage training to disabled people and user-led organisations in 2012/13.

A4A Conference 2012 - Not Strictly Advocacy
I 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.

Announcements

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