Alex is CEO of Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare. Members include 5,500 Shared Lives carers who share their homes and family life with people who need support and 170+ local organisations. Alex Chairs the NHS England, Dept. Health and Public Health England review of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (www.vcsereview.org.uk
) and sits on the boards of the Think Local, Act Personal
partnership and NHS England's Integrated Personal Commissioning programme, co-leading on building community capacity for both. He was one of Nesta and The Observer's Britain's New Radicals
. He is a trustee of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, a Director of the Local Area Coordination Network and an advisor for Altogether Better. He was awarded an OBE for services to social care in the 2017 New Year's Honours.
Alex is an Honorary Assistant Professor at Nottingham University, Research Associate at ResPublica and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), for which he edited The New Social Care
among other papers. He blogs at http://alexfoxblog.wordpress.com/
and tweets as @AlexSharedLives.