The changing shape of Imagineer

In the past few months, we have been responding to changes in the Health and Social Care sector and making decisions about the best way for Imagineer to continue offering Training, Support Brokerage and support for organisations in relation to Self Directed Support and Personalised Care. Since 2012, Imagineer has continuously flexed and changed shape […]

The 12 Days of Self Directed Support

12 Days of Self Directed Support in red writing with snow background and dark blue sky with snowflakes

For Christmas 2023, we are sharing our #12DaysOfSelfDirectedSupport with twelve top tips for Self Directing your Social Care and Health support. You can reference this as a complete tool kit for Self Directing your own support or you can select the sections which apply to your own personal circumstances. Day 1: Your Rights For people […]

Why aren’t we seeing progress in Adult Social Care transformation?

Adult Social Care Transformation

Setting the scene In our recent conversations with other experienced and esteemed practitioners in the field of health and social care, a regular topic keeps coming up. Why aren’t we seeing real progress in Adult Social Care transformation? Why now is it still seen as ‘progress’ when a student Social Worker talks about a person […]

Support Brokerage and Self-funders

Two people holding support plan

Support for self-funders in managing and arranging their social care There was a Government announcement in Sept 2021, with the intention of strengthening and enacting section 18 (3) of Care Act, which meant that anyone self-funding their social care could have access to local authority assessment and arranging their support (including residential care). This would […]

Celebrating Social Work Week 2022

Social Worker

It’s #socialworkweek2022 and we wanted to take some time to acknowledge and reflect on our work alongside social workers over the past 12 years at Imagineer. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, we regularly took social work students on placement from 4 different educational institutions: Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds & Bradford College. It was really interesting watching […]

When professionalism is disrupted by personalisation

Meet Angie- an OT with a passion for Person Centred approaches! Meet Angie….she’s been an Occupational Therapist (OT) for 30 years, working in NHS and (more recently), independent OT roles to support people with developing and maintaining their independence and well-being. The introduction of Personalisation within the Health and Social Care sector made absolute sense […]

Name change and re-brand for the National Brokerage Network!

The background of the National Brokerage Network The National Brokerage Network was formed in 2003 as a response to the development of ‘Community Care (Direct Payments) Act’ in 1996. There was a will and an intention from a group of practitioners in the field of Health and Social Care across the UK to really transform […]

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

In acknowledgement of Deaf Awareness Week 2021; we wanted to share the story of a lady called Emma who is registered as Deaf, that we’ve worked alongside to provide Support Brokerage with. How we work with Emma Emma is registered as Deaf; and she uses British Sign Language and an Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC) […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Team Imagineer

At Imagineer, our day-to-day team consists of the three of us: Liz, Mollie & Sarah. Although we didn’t deliberately set out to be a female-only team (as we do have male board members, and have had male staff working in the organisation previously); we have landed here for now, and we are a formidable trio! […]

Our reflections

Its our community conference

Online conference event Yesterday (16th Feb 2021), we had the privilege of attending and sharing about our work at ‘It’s our community’ online conference, hosted by Citizen Network. We wanted to share a short summary of the event, and encourage you to visit the YouTube channel to watch the event if you haven’t already done […]

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