Advisory Group

alex fox 2015Chair of the VCSE Review

Alex Fox is CEO of Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare. Members include 5,000 Shared Lives carers who share their homes and family life with people who need support and 160+ local organisations. Alex helps lead on Building Community Capacity for the Think Local, Act Personal partnership and was the co-lead on prevention for the social care White Paper engagement exercise. He is a member of NHS England’s Integrated Personal Commissioning board. He was one of Nesta and The Observer’s Britain’s New Radicals. He is a trustee of the Social Care Institute for Excellence and VoiceAbility.

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. He has a regular column for Local Government Chronicle, blogs at and tweets as @AlexSharedLives.

Advisory Group


Name Organisation
Mark Winter ACEVO
Lindsay Marsden Big Lottery Fund
Daria Kuznetsova Big Society Capital
Louise Beatty /Alex Ankrah / David Knott Cabinet Office
Sian Lockwood Community Catalysts
Helen Walker Department of Health
Vandna Gohil Health Watch Leicester
Sarah Mitchell LGA
Paul Streets / Caroline Howe Lloyds Bank Foundation
Jeremy Taylor National Voices
Charlotte Ravenscroft NCVO
Anu Singh/ Olivia Butterworth / Rachel Pearce NHS England
Catherine Davies Public Health England
Jabeer Butt Race Equality Foundation
Carol Candler / Jane Hartley Regional Voices
Alex Fox (chair) Shared Lives Plus
Dan Gregory / Nick Temple Social Enterprise UK
Ben Smith Voluntary Action LeicesterShire
Rhidian Hughes Voluntary Organisations Disability Group

The advisory group are supported by a secretariat:

Name Organisation
Andie Michael/ Alison Powell Department of Health
Marcia Johnson/ Tracy Beedle Department of Health
Angie Macknight (programme manager) NCVO
Emma Easton NHS England
Amy Sinclair/ Judith White Public Health England

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