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COVID-19 case studies

Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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MindMate – Leeds

Young people have been encouraged to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences on topics relating to mental health via the MindMate blog.

Learning to manage worries - Sefton Council

The school nurse team in Sefton helped children spot the signs of worry, and how to build resilience.

Emissions-based parking permits

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council is moving from a resident parking permit structure with seven price bands to one which is more directly related to the CO2 emissions of the vehicle.

Walk and talk - Northamptonshire

The challenge of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions have led to an innovative approach to children’s mental health from school nurses in Northamptonshire.

Surrey County Council: Crowdsourcing ideas to get started

SCC focused on demonstrating its commitment and starting a conversation with residents on how to achieve its ambitious goals.

COVID-19 vaccination: increasing uptake

Dr Michelle Constable, Head of the Behaviour Change Unit at Hertfordshire County Council, outlines their approach to countering vaccine hesitancy.

Local economic recovery planning in Newcastle City Council

The response to Covid has redefined partnership working across the Tyne. Newcastle City Council has worked closely with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and other local authorities.

Local economic recovery planning in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Barnsley Council and its local partners were beginning the process of updating the economic strategy for the borough – with a focus on the inclusive economy – when the Coronavirus crisis began in early 2020.

Local economic recovery planning in City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Bradford Council has worked closely with public and private sector stakeholders, VCSE and local communities to develop practical plans and projects to make an immediate difference.

Local economic recovery planning in Cambridge City Council

Cambridge city council did not have an economic development team in place at the onset of the pandemic. These functions had been led by the Combined Authority and Greater Cambridge Partnership – the delivery vehicle for the Cambridge City Deal.