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 […]

Small Supports programme- a Strengths-based approach to providing support

We talk about being person-centred in social care, but what does this mean in the context of supporting people with learning disabilities or autistic people to leave a long-stay hospital or assessment and treatment unit? When we talk to leaders in adult social care they openly admit “we can do better for people” with regards […]

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 […]

Carers Week 2021: Leah’s story

Leah’s story Here, Leah shares some of her story about caring for her three sons under the age of 18 who are all diagnosed with Autism and a range of other needs. Tell us about the people who you care for. How old are they? What sort of things do they need help/care with? I […]

Carers Week 2021: Peter’s story

Peter’s story Here, Peter shares some of his story about caring for his young adult son who has Profound Mental and Physical Disabilities. Tell us about the person who you care for. How old are they? What sort of things do they need help/care with? He is now 20 years old with profound mental and […]

Carers Week 2021: Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story Here, Sarah shares some of her story about caring for her young adult daughter who is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tell us about the person who you care for. How old are they? What sort of things do they need help/care with? I care for my daughter who is now 20 , […]

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