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Jeremy Cooper

Client Relationship Director, IMPOWER

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

Spring budget 2017: what will you get for social care, and…

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

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Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Social care precept: The local implications of a national…

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

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A personal reflection on working with Harold Bodmer

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…

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

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…

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ADASS Spring Seminar: Key themes and reflections

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…

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The polarisation of adult social care

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…

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Social Care Precept: Winners and losers

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…

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A new adult social care benchmark model

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…

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New HSCIC data, new insights: Come and join us

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…

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ADASS budget survey points to a needed revolution

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…

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

Can Lord Carter’s £5bn worth of ‘simple…

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…

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Silo Thinking on The Increase in Adult Social Care

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…

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A Response: Fostering Futures and The Debate It Has Created

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…

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Fostering Futures Launched Today

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…

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Is the ‘Better Care Fund’ doomed?

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…

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