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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

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

Silo Thinking on The Increase in Adult Social Care

One Council we are working with has some particularly exciting and bold plans to integrate health and care. In addition…

December 18, 2014

A Response: Fostering Futures and The Debate It Has Created

It’s great that our Fostering Futures report has started a debate. We always write with this in mind and as…

October 2, 2014

Fostering Futures Launched Today

Today we’ve launched our latest report, Fostering Futures. It offers up a new way of thinking about fostering services and how we…

October 1, 2014

Is the ‘Better Care Fund’ doomed?

This article originally appeared in The MJ If we’re being honest the Better Care Fund hit a bump in the…

July 11, 2014

Jeremy Cooper in Community Care on GP – Social Worker Relationships and Care Integration

Last year we pushed social care directors and health professionals to heed the warning offered by our Home Truths report…

March 27, 2014


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