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. He is leading the Fund’s work on health and wellbeing boards, including a research project and offering practical support to several local authorities and their health partners.

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 columnist for the Local Government Chronicle, a non-executive director of Housing21 and co-chair of the associates' network of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services. He is also 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