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Jeremy Cooper

Client Relationship Director, IMPOWER

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Is now a moment for councils to make a step change in their honesty with people?

Is now a moment for councils to make a step change in their…

I reflect on two very interesting articles that have been published in the last 24 hours by ADASS and MJ

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Adult social care reform white paper – it’s all about the delivery.

Adult social care reform white paper – it’s all…

The big difference is this adult social care reform white paper references 35 different pots of money.

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What’s the best use of 1,000 days of a council Chief Executives’ time?

What’s the best use of 1,000 days of a council Chief…

Local government reorganisation/devolution has been monopolising Chiefs' diaries

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‘This time we have to do both: transformation and dealing with Covid’

‘This time we have to do both: transformation and dealing…

Managing the tension between transformation and dealing with Covid two things isn’t easy; councils that are doing both should be applauded.

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The week the crisis changed for local government

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.  

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

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

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

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Reasons to be cheerful – positive predictions for local government

Reasons to be cheerful – positive predictions for local…

I predict 5 positive shifts for local government.

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5 common themes from local government’s response to coronavirus

5 common themes from local government’s response to…

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?

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Attention Deficit: how not to waste your time

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.

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

What does the election result mean for local government? My…

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

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The impossible commitment in the Queen’s Speech

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.

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The bad behavioural science of more money for local government

The bad behavioural science of more money for local…

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

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How many lives have you improved today?

How many lives have you improved today?

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

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ADASS Spring Seminar: 300+ attendees, 6 clear themes

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.

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

Exposed at ADASS Spring Seminar: What’s really happening…

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

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