Richard Humphries

Assistant Director, Policy

Richard joined The King's Fund in 2009 to lead on social care and work across the NHS and local government. He is a recognised national commentator and writer on social care reform, the funding of long-term care and the integration of health and social care, including health and wellbeing boards. He has led the Fund's work in supporting the Barker Commission on the future of health and social care.

A graduate of LSE, his professional background is social work, and over the past 35 years he has worked in a variety of roles, including as a director of social services and health authority chief executive (the first combined post in England) and in senior roles in the Department of Health. Richard is a non-executive director of Housing & Care 21, a large national provider of housing & care services, and a columnist for the Local Government Chronicle. He is co-chair of the associates' network of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and a Fellow of the RSA.

Selected work

1 Apr 2014 | Article
Quarterly monitoring report
22 Jan 2014 | Publication
Spending to save?
15 Jan 2014 | Publication
17 Dec 2013 | Article
8 Nov 2013 | Article
One year on
31 Oct 2013 | Publication
16 Oct 2013 | Article
Quarterly monitoring report
18 Sep 2013 | Publication
Quarterly monitoring report
4 Jun 2013 | Publication
Beyond Dilnot
21 May 2013 | Publication
14 Mar 2013 | Article
Quarterly monitoring report
14 Feb 2013 | Publication
2 Nov 2012 | Article
12 Jul 2012 | Article
25 Jun 2012 | Blog
System leaders or talking shops?
12 Apr 2012 | Publication
1 Feb 2012 | Article
A simulation exercise
20 Jun 2011 | Publication
Where next?
31 Mar 2011 | Publication
An impending crisis?
17 Mar 2011 | Publication
21 Oct 2010 | Article
Options for reform
16 Mar 2010 | Publication
12 Jan 2010 | Blog