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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

‘Mission: Possible’ at ADASS Spring Seminar

  It was fascinating and motivating to participate in the ADASS Spring Seminar – the most concentrated gathering of adult…

April 17, 2018

CQC’s local area health and care reviews ARE helping, actually

I was sad to hear last week that David Behan is stepping down. Sir David and the Care Quality Commission…

January 19, 2018

Adult Social Care: top 10 most productive councils in England

As part of the continuing development of the IMPOWER INDEX (our local government and health insight tool), we are publishing…

December 19, 2017

Health, care and the Chancellor’s budget

We read with interest the letter sent to the Chancellor and co-ordinated by the NHS Confederation ahead of this month’s…

November 1, 2017

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

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