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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

Ten things about social care and health we’ve learnt from the NHS (this week)

The Department of Health pretended they were running London buses last week. After a prolonged wait, they released three fascinating…

July 11, 2017

Spending the £1 billion well: bunfights and insights so far….

  We recently set up a collaborative that is generating evidence on how to spend the initial extra £1bn for…

June 27, 2017

Where is social care after the election?

We (along with everyone else) have been busy trying to work out what the result of the election means. For…

June 14, 2017

Social care in the Conservative manifesto: Is having less than £100k the emerging definition of ‘just about managing’?

The Conservative manifesto has plenty to say about social care. Whatever you think of the specific policy ideas, we would…

May 18, 2017

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and what should you do with it?

The very welcome £2bn sticking plaster? The budget announcement of an additional £2bn for social care including £1bn in 2017/18…

March 8, 2017

Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Yesterday it was reported that Theresa May is considering allowing councils to increase the social care precept to cover the…

December 13, 2016

A personal reflection on working with Harold Bodmer

In April I listened to Harold Bodmer’s inaugural speech as he started his year as ADASS President. I wrote to…

August 2, 2016

ADASS social care budget survey – as much hope as gloom?

Last week ADASS published their annual adult social care budget survey. As usual it is a fantastic resource for those working to…

July 18, 2016

ADASS Spring Seminar: Key themes and reflections

I have just spent an inspiring three days with 200 social care and health sector leaders at the ADASS Spring…

April 20, 2016

The polarisation of adult social care

Our recent survey of around 100 Council chief executives and senior directors showed that the financial sustainability of adult social…

March 4, 2016

Social Care Precept: Winners and losers

The consensus seems to be that a social care precept will be introduced by the Chancellor today (although obviously not…

November 25, 2015

A new adult social care benchmark model

One of the most common questions I have heard from Council Chief Executives and Directors of Adult Social Services over…

October 13, 2015

New HSCIC data, new insights: Come and join us

Over the last couple of months colleagues and I have been conducting a number of interviews with Directors of Adults…

September 22, 2015

ADASS budget survey points to a needed revolution

Earlier this month, the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services published there budget survey for 2015. As usual Ray…

June 24, 2015

Can Lord Carter’s £5bn worth of ‘simple steps’ point us to a bigger prize?

I couldn’t help but read the reports of Lord Carter’s study of efficiency in the NHS ( without getting somewhat…

June 15, 2015


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