Foster Care Co-operative(FCC) is a not-for-distributed-profit Foster Care Agency, based in Malvern, Worcestershire, with regional offices in Cardiff, Bristol and Glasgow. The Co-operative provides an ethical and efficient model of spending public money, on an extremely vulnerable group in Society. Set up in 1999 by Chairman Laurie Gregory, FCC provides an alternative to commercially independent fostering agencies, which operate to make a profit, and has grown steadily over the last few years. The FCC involves all its members – foster carers, social workers and other staff – in the running of the co-operative. All profits are re-invested into the co-operative; before, during and after the UN 2012 International Year of Co-operatives.