For 15 years, A Chance for Life Ltd (ACFL), the Cumbria-based brain injury case management and rehabilitation specialist, has helped adults and children recover skills lost as a result of brain injury and other disabling conditions.

With the business and its reputation continuing to grow, and now with clients from across the North of England and Scotland,  ACFL has appointed Sara Fisher as its new Head of Clinical Services, with a remit to maintain and develop the high quality case management, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and support work services, and provide professional leadership to the clinical team.

Sara has a long history of practical physiotherapy experience in a variety of settings from acute in-patient care and rehabilitation units to community rehabilitation. She then took her experience to academia, where she spent a decade as a senior lecturer working with physiotherapists and other allied health professionals at the University of Central Lancashire.

Now eager to once more bring her skills to frontline care, Sara will join the leadership team which will enable the founder and director of ACFL, Louise Chance, to spend more time developing the business.

Amongst the first of Sara’s initiatives will be to gain CARF accreditation for ACFL – an official confirmation of ACFL’s commitment to care quality and service delivery.

Sara says: “I’m proud of my achievements in frontline care and education, but I’ve missed being able to make a direct difference every day. I’m delighted to be back ‘at the coal face’ of care, and look forward to working with clients and the team in developing our standards of care, and the results we achieve.”

Louise says: “This is a strategic appointment to support the growth of the business, but it is also an appointment that will ensure our standards of care and case management are sustained and improved. I’m delighted that someone of Sara’s calibre – with her academic and practical background – has been sufficiently inspired by what she has seen at ACFL to want to join us.”

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