Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes

Sarah is a freelance consultant working with health and social care sector and community-based organisations to help them improve, innovate, develop and grow.

Sarah has 20 years of experience working across the provider sector as a front-line worker, Registered Manager and Business Development Manager. With a deep understanding of the provider and statutory sectors she has a unique skill set in building a bridge from traditional care and support models to the innovative and personalised approaches which are championed within the Care Act 2014. 

Sarah has significant experience of working with the ‘Transforming Care’ agenda and in particular with Individual Service Design for people requiring bespoke housing and support solutions. She has a passion for personalised support and strength-based approaches which are rooted in local communities.

Sarah is a Director for Imagineer Development UK CIC and a representative of the National Brokerage Network (NBN); involved in delivering training and raising awareness of Independent Support Brokerage and Self-Directed Support approaches across the UK. With a wide breadth of experience, Sarah has provided support to a wide range of organisations including training, service development, stakeholder management and the implementation of Individual Service Funds (ISFs) and other self-directed approaches. 

Sarah has a keen interest and passion for social justice, equality and stronger communities. 

Sarah is a member of the Cooperative for Welfare Reform.