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Richard Humphries

Trustee at Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

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 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 Wye Valley NHS Trust and also a Visiting Professor at the University of Worcester, a columnist for the Local Government Chronicle, and a fellow of the RSA.

Richard left the Fund in February 2021 and he's now Trustee at Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

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Richard Humphries is also referenced in the following:

Future of Ageing 2022: A vision for the next 25 years


Annual conference by the International Longevity Centre