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About this episode
Dr Duncan Fisher hosts Richard Humphries in another edition of our CARE MATTERS mini-series, ‘Authors of Care’. Duncan asks Richard about his recent publication, ‘Ending the Social Care Crisis: A New Road to Reform’, exploring the themes of the book, the background and personal challenges which helped shape it, Richard’s recommendations for reform and much more.
Richard’s book, ‘Ending the Social Care Crisis: A New Road to Reform’, was published in Autumn 2022 and can be purchased on Amazon and from Bristol University Policy Press. In the book, Richard considers the route to meaningful and enduring positive change for adult social care in England and what we can learn from history and other contexts in this regard.
About our guest
Richard Humphries is a recognised national commentator on social care and health policy. His current roles include Senior Policy Adviser to the Health Foundation and Newton Europe and visiting professor at the University of Worcester.
Richard was senior fellow at the King’s Fund from 2009 to 2021, covering social care and integrated care. Between 2021 and this year, he was a member of the Reimagining Care Commission established by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and he was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry into Social Care from 2017 to 2019. Building on a career in social work over the past 46 years, he has worked in a variety of roles, including as Director of Social Service and Health Authority Chief Executive, England’s first joint appointment, and in senior roles in the Department of Health, working with ministers and senior civil servants.
About our host
In the Centre for Care, Duncan works with Dr Liam Foster in the Care Workforce Change research group. They are currently researching care workers’ organising activities, including their role in trade unions, campaign groups and community organising. This piece introduces the study.
The CARE MATTERS Podcast is produced by Dan Williamson at the Centre for Care.