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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Working with business to improve the health of our communities

This resource describes how public health in a number of councils has started to use the opportunities of a local government setting to improve health and wellbeing.

Wirral: care home teletriage service

Wirral has a large number of care homes and had a significant number of non-elective admissions from care home residents. It was a priority to ensure that care was provided in the patient’s place of residence wherever possible, as a non-elective admission can have a detrimental effect on frail older people. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Wigan Health and Wellbeing Board

Wigan is one of 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Local integration is taking place in the context of the locality plan ‘Further, Faster’ and ‘The Deal 2030’, Wigan’s ambitious plan for the borough.

Wigan Council: developing a new model in partnership with residents

Wigan Council has developed a pioneering approach to public sector reform known as The Deal. It is a new way of working differently with communities and stakeholders with both sides working collaboratively to improve the borough. When commissioning its sexual health service, this model shaped how the council transformed its approach. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (HCP) covers 2.6 million people. It is made up of around 50 local health and care networks, eight local authority areas, seven local care partnerships and six place plans (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). This case study forms part of our integrated care systems (ICS) resource.

West Sussex Council: looking out for children

West Sussex Council’s substance misuse service has set up a dedicated family team to help ensure the needs of children whose parents are under the care of the team are properly catered for.

Wealden District Council: tackling loneliness

Wealden District Council has set up a range of initiatives to combat loneliness. It has worked with pubs to run events, held dementia-friendly cinema screenings and adult education courses in community venues, such as village halls and libraries. This case study shows how district councils have improved the health of their local areas.

Warwickshire County Council: public health transformation six years on

This case study shows the excellent work that public health in local government is doing to commission for quality and best value across all areas.

Wakefield: Encouraging care home staff to get the flu jab

Despite social care staff being eligible for the flu jab, uptake has remained low. In Wakefield only between 2 per cent and 7 per cent of staff have come forward for their jab in recent years. But that is now changing thanks to work by the council’s public health team and its partners.