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Portsmouth City Council's Superzone pilot to tackle environmental drivers of obesity

A pilot in one of the most deprived ward’s in Portsmouth will focus on the environmental drivers of obesity and bring together work across the council, from housing, transport and education to planning and public health.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council's health and wellbeing service for children and families

A new health and wellbeing service for children and families will embed the insights learnt from a three-year pilot aimed at tackling childhood obesity in one of the most deprived wards.

South Tyneside Council's whole system approach to obesity

Planning guidance which restricts the number of hot food takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity is part of South Tyneside Council’s whole systems approach to the problem of excess weight.

London Borough of Southwark's promotion of a more active lifestyle to tackle childhood obesity

Increasing physical activity among children and young people is a central goal of Southwark Council’s holistic approach to tackling child obesity. From planning development, designing transport to commissioning leisure services with specific health outputs, the promotion of more active lifestyles is a strategic aim.

Wigan Borough Council's integrated health and wellbeing offer to tackle childhood obesity

Wigan commissions leisure services to provide an integrated health and wellbeing offering which makes full use of the community assets that families trust most - schools and Start Well Family Centres - as well as providing weight management services for children and young people.

Oxford’s extended on-street hospitality offer

To support businesses and protect jobs in the face of restrictions and some customer concerns, post-COVID 19 lockdown, Oxford City Council worked with Oxfordshire County Council as the highways authority, and with its hospitality sector to create an on-street outside tables & chairs offer. This successful approach, which has helped safeguard jobs and maintain the vitality of the city centre, has now been extended into the autumn and winter.

Darlington Council Learning Disability Services

Darlington is an example of a council that demonstrates good practice across all six domains of this outcomes and improvement framework and achieves excellent outcomes for people with a learning disability. It has also consistently realised significant efficiency savings.

Leeds City Council – Strengths-based working

Leeds City Council Adult Social Care has fully embraced strengths-based approaches in the delivery of its social services responsibilities.

Leeds 'Good Lives Leaders'

Several of the experts by experience that we spoke to stressed the importance of evaluating services from the perspective of people with a learning disability, and particularly seeking the opinions of those who use them.

Transitions in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham: The “Preparing for Adulthood” Team

The development of a transitions service offered by Hammersmith & Fulham Council demonstrates the good practice set out in several key domains of this outcomes and improvement framework.