Supports Brokerage

 

Supports Brokerage is only available to participants who self-direct some or all of the services in their Individualized Service Plan (ISP).  The service can assist the participant or the participant’s family or representative, as appropriate, in arranging for, directing and managing services and is intended to supplement, but not duplicate, the Support Coordination service.

Supports Brokers serve as the agent of the participant or family to assist in identifying immediate and long-term needs, developing options to meet those needs and accessing identified supports and services. Practical skills training is offered to enable families and participants to independently direct and manage program services. Examples of skills training can include providing information on recruiting and hiring self-directed employees, managing workers and providing information on effective communication and problem solving.

For more information, please review the service definition in the Community Care Program or Supports Program manual.  Additionally, the below will also be helpful:

There are also documentation requirements for Supports Brokers that can be reviewed below: