Patrick is a social care policy researcher with over a decade of experience in the sector with a background in local government. Before joining the ESRC Sustainable Care team, he recently contributed to the European Commission’s 2018 peer review of Germany’s latest long-term care reforms. Patrick is a former Fellow of the King’s Fund, where he co-authored two key publications on social care for older people. Before the King’s Fund, he worked in policy development for The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), working with the Department of Health and Social Care, local authorities and NHS organisations on the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

Patrick says “The opportunity to take part in research that can positively impact policy-making in this vital area was too good to pass up. Under the guidance of Dr Catherine Needham, I’ll be comparing the care regimes which have emerged over the past twenty years in the UK’s four nations, situating them in an international context and suggesting ways in which they may diverge in the future. It is an enormous privilege to be working with such a diverse and talented team.”

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Research and publications

A lost decade? A renewed case for adult social care reform in England Jon Glasby, Yanan Zhang, Matthew Bennett & Patrick Hall, 7 Aug 2020, In : Journal of Social Policy. 32 p.
Care data: The scope and quality of data on care (Sustainable Care Policy Perspective 2018)
Hall P, Rodrigues R, Schoenberg L (2018) Peer Review on 'Germany’s latest reforms of the long-term care system'. European Commission, Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion.
Humphries R, Thorlby R, Holder H, Hall P, and Charles A (2016) Social care for older people: Home Truths. The King's Fund and Nuffield Trust.
Hall P, Holder H (2016) Real Lives: Listening to the voices of people who use social care. The Richmond Group of Charities
Patrick Hall

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Comparing UK Care Systems

Prospects, development and differentiation in the four UK nations

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