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Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

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 (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/productivity-in-nhs-hospitals) 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

The Family Values Programme

Fostering or adopting a child is a hugely compassionate act. Not only do you enrich the life of that child…

February 27, 2014

Jeremy Cooper in response to adoption score cards

Children’s minister Edward Timpson has written to all local authorities urging them to meet new targets for speeding up adoptions…

January 31, 2014

IMPOWER’s Jeremy Cooper responds to the Autumn Statement in The MJ

As is always the case with major government financial statements the real value is in capturing the momentum of the…

December 30, 2013

Slashing Consultancy Spend – Why are these turkeys voting for Christmas?

You’ve heard it before, we’ve heard it before, every government says they are going to cut consultancy spend. Well, we…

November 3, 2013

Could customer insight transform adoption and fostering?

How can councils encourage more foster carers and adoptive parents? Research shows 9,000 new fostering families are needed over the…

September 30, 2013

Home Truths update

Over the last 6 months IMPOWER’s Home Truths have worked with a range of councils and CCGs. There are currently…

July 2, 2013

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