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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Sheffield City Region: attracting the ‘right kind’ of interest in regional training and skills development support

Sheffield City Region attracted over 100 businesses and 1,000 employees to apply for skills funding with a direct, explicit link to business growth.

Communications support

Tees Valley Combined Authority: launching the ‘Enjoy Tees Valley’ brand

Tees Valley Combined Authority successfully launched a new destination marketing organisation with a website, tourism service and brand through an innovative and low-cost campaign.

Communications support

West of England Combined Authority: embracing digital marketing channels to reach citizens

The West of England Combined Authority embraced digital and social media marketing to raise awareness of their ‘Future Bright’ skills service.

Communications support

West Yorkshire Combined Authority: effective employee engagement to drive improved internal communications

Gauging sentiment and implementing ideas suggested by staff at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is proving to be an effective way of driving change and improving how the organisation works.

Communications support

Liverpool City Region: directly engaging with the public to increase awareness of devolution

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram has been bringing devolution to local residents through direct engagement activities to help inform priorities for the area.

Communications support

West Midlands Combined Authority: communicating the role of the combined authority

The West Midlands Combined Authority helped raise understanding of the role of the combined authority while meeting the needs of communities.

Communications support

East Sussex County Council access to means: a design-led approach

Bringing together a large and diverse group of stakeholders to understand the challenges posed by their particular site and draw up a community action plan. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Champs public health collaborative working with the media: World Suicide Prevention Day workshop

Working across nine councils and with Samaritans to improve media reporting through hosting a high profile suicide prevention event. Council collaborative comprised of the nine councils across Cheshire and Merseyside: Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington councils. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Kirkless Council - Reducing risk in men: aligning local services to reduce risk in men

Working with local community groups and partners to offer a range of services for men outside of the clinical setting. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.

Devon County Council - Access to means: Devon Bridges

Using engineering and designing infrastructure as way to prevent suicide. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.