University welcomes Alex Fox OBE as Honorary Senior Fellow

Alex Fox OBE, CEO of Shared Lives Plus

The College is delighted to announce that Alex Fox OBE, CEO of Shared Lives Plus, has been appointed as an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Social Policy.

Alex Chairs the NHS England, Dept. Health and Public Health England review of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector, is a trustee of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, a Director of the Local Area Coordination Network and an advisor for Altogether Better. Alex was also awarded an OBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for his services to social care.

Commenting on Alex’s appointment as Honorary Senior Fellow, Professor Jon Glasby, Head of the School of Social Policy said: 

“Alex is a leading thinker and doer around new models of care and support – and we’re delighted he is joining the School as an Honorary Senior Fellow.  Our mission as a School is ‘to understand the world, but also to change it’ – and Alex exemplifies this mission.” 

Alex commented: “The University of Birmingham’s highly engaged, real-world approach to researching public services is needed now more than ever. I’m looking forward to working with academic colleagues on research which will help to shape the public’s understanding of what social care is, and could be.” 

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare is used by people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, older people, care leavers and others. Family-based Shared Lives is an alternative to home care and care homes and is used by nearly 14,000 people in the UK. Homeshare is an intergenerational approach to shared living used by several hundred people. 

Find out more 

You can find out more about Alex and the work of Shared Lives Plus on his blog, or by following him on Twitter: @AlexSharedLives