About the Alliance
Our Story

Why Are We Here?

The Alliance was founded in 2015 to help small and medium homecare providers to form consortia so they could bid for a local authority contract. 

The resulting partnerships flourished and the founding members realised there was lots more value to be had from working together, sharing best practice and improving the care we deliver as well as the quality of life for the communities where we live and work.

What We Stand For

The Alliance believes strongly in the following principles;

  • the best quality homecare is delivered by small and medium providers who live and work in the communities they serve
  • members treat their staff, clients and other members with dignity and respect
  • staff recruitment is easier for providers who operate these principles and follow our recruitment tips
  • do the right thing – not the easiest thing; members must run their business in an ethical and respectful way
  • it is possible to run an outstanding quality homecare business, and still balance the books
About our Chairperson

Andy Lawrence

Andy co-founded a homecare company in 2012 growing it from new startup to employing 80 staff and delivering 1600 hours of care per week. He sold the company in 2019 to devote more time to helping other social care businesses. He does this through;

  • his chairmanship of the Leicestershire Homecare Alliance which he co-founded in 2015,
  • his contribution to EMCARE, the care home association in Leicestershire and Rutland,
  • his participation in the activities of the national Care Association Alliance (CAA),
  • his social care advisory work.

Andy chairs the Alliance on a volunteer basis as the organisation has no funds. He works very closely with all member organisations, visiting when required, to assist with strategic advice. As he is not connected with any single provider, his independence means he is uniquely positioned to represent the views of Alliance members in discussions with commissioners such as the CCGs and Local Authorities.