Change of Ownership

Liaise was founded in 1995 by Tim and Marion Cornick, extending on the work of The School and PROACT-SCIPr-UK®, to provide high-quality, personalised support to adults with complex needs who, back then, really had few options.

Over the years, the organisation has grown from just one house to the many that we have now, supporting 49 people who have flourished within the amazing culture that all our co-workers enable.

However, Marion and her family felt that the time had come where, for the company to continue to grow, it needed to be part of a wider group. Hence, they made the decision to sell the company to Liaise who they feel share the same values and vision for the future.

Liaise own a portfolio of care homes throughout London and the home counties, providing residential and supported living services for adults with complex and varied needs that include autism and mental health. They also own Liaise based in West Sussex and have recently acquired Coppice Care. The acquisition of Liaise Homes expands the Group’s collection of care homes in Hampshire and secures the future of our service users and co-workers.

The sale was finalised in December 2019 and therefore, both Marion Cornick (former Chair of the Board of Directors) and Deborah Cornick (former Managing Director) have stepped down from their roles and no longer work within the business.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the new Board members; Tony Hegarty, David Burke and Robert Dalrymple in their roles of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Finance Officer and Business Development Director respectively.

Liaise share our values and passion for supporting adults with high-quality services, and we see this as an exciting development for the future of Liaise.  Being part of a larger group will provide us with many advantages and we look forward to planning the future under our new ownership.