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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

The week the crisis changed for local government

A tipping point was reached this week across the wide range of councils we are working with, and the way the crisis is perceived has changed significantly.

April 17, 2020

Recovery isn’t the right word – let’s talk about reformation

There is a once in a generation opportunity - and responsibility - to rebuild local government into something new, not back into what it was.

April 6, 2020

Reasons to be cheerful – positive predictions for local government

I predict 5 positive shifts for local government.

March 30, 2020

5 common themes from local government’s response to coronavirus

How best to respond to the latest news, guidance and advice on coronavirus whilst knowing that it will all have changed by the time the discussion ends?

March 19, 2020

Attention Deficit: how not to waste your time

'Simple' projects typically only make up 25% of an overall savings target - we need to focus on complex projects.

January 7, 2020

What does the election result mean for local government? My 5 predictions

The Conservative party has won a stonking majority. What does that mean for local government?

December 13, 2019

The impossible commitment in the Queen’s Speech

Ensuring dignity in old age is a challenge to be taken on - but we all need to get involved, not just central government.

October 18, 2019

The bad behavioural science of more money for local government

More money for local government is good news – as long as the response to it is the right one

October 4, 2019

How many lives have you improved today?

Check our totaliser to see progress towards our goal of boosting independence for 100,000 people.

May 20, 2019

ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

This week’s sixth annual ADASS Spring Seminar is definitely a highlight of the year so far. I reflect on the six themes that ran through the conference.

May 3, 2019

Exposed at ADASS Spring Seminar: What’s really happening at the health and care interface

I am really looking forward to attending this year’s ADASS Spring Seminar next week. Spending three days catching up with…

April 26, 2019

Why I was nervous about ‘Which councils are best at adult social care?’

Our top ten councils for adult social care analysis was the cover story of the MJ five weeks ago, and despite being somewhat nervous beforehand, I've been really pleased with the response.

April 2, 2019

Which councils are best at social care?

IMPOWER's latest Top 10 productivity list has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ

February 28, 2019

Social care workforce in the headlines = GOOD, politicians hiding behind Brexit = BAD

What social care really needs from politicians is not a Brexit response, but that they tear themselves away from Brexit long enough to tackle the bigger questions.

February 15, 2019

Imagining the ‘finishing touches’ to the Social Care Green Paper

If I close my eyes, I visualise an entire new introductory paragraph...

January 8, 2019

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