Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Nottingham Music Service

Nottingham Music Service runs the city’s music education hub and is committed to ensuring that music engagement is fully inclusive.

Manchester City Council – The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre

The Arcadia Library and Leisure Centre opened in February 2016 - a new build, combined facility in Levenshulme, which cost £9.1m.

Bradford City Council – planning public library services to meet local needs

In 2013, Bradford Libraries commissioned a review of its library service. This was a major piece of work and involved considerable consultation with library users and non-users and other stakeholders.

Leicester City Council's Heritage Champion

Heritage has a high profile in Leicester: the city council has a ‘heritage champion’ and local residents have been involved in compiling a list of important landmarks.

Teignbridge District Council - Event Organisers Forum

The Event Organisers Forum gave event and festival organisers the opportunity to hear first-hand the details of running a successful and safe event.

Support for Children with SEND - The London Borough of Hillingdon

A case study on the support provided by the London Borough of Hillingdon to support children with SEND, and their families, to ensure positive outcomes.

Enabling families to play a central role in developing, delivering and accessing support

Herefordshire Council worked to support Leominster community to develop responses for people engaged with adult social care and families facing crisis.

Design in the public sector

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service – Improving employee wellbeing through internal communication

With health and fitness a priority for all firefighters, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service wanted to find a way to support their employees to live healthier lives. Corporate communications manager Alex Mills explains how they achieved their objective.

Communications support

Brent Council – It's Yammertime

Brent Council wanted to free capacity for its internal communications officer to work on more strategic projects, improve the speed of communications across the organisation and improve channels.

Communications support


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