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Alex Fox

Research Associate

Alex Fox is CEO of Shared Lives Plus, the UK network for small community services for older and disabled people. Shared Lives Plus represents Shared Lives carers and schemes and works with Community Catalysts to support social care micro-enterprises. It is also the network for Homeshare schemes. Alex sits on the National Programme Board for Think Local, Act Personal, the sector-led programme for transforming care and support. He co-led on prevention for the social care White Paper engagement process ‘Caring for Our Future‘ and in 2012 was one of NESTA and The Observer’s Britain’s New Radicals.

Alex was Director of Policy and Communications for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and he still sits on the Standing Commission on Carers. Alex is a visiting lecturer at Nottingham University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He blogs at alexfoxblog.wordpress.com, @AlexatNAAPS and www.socialcareworker.co. He enjoys rock climbing and writing.

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...