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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Adult Social Care Provision | Dorset Building Better Lives Programme

Region: South West Theme: Health and social care (in OPE), regeneration

Space for Regeneration| Railway Redevelopment & City Centre Transformation for Housing in Plymouth

Region: South West Theme: Regeneration, Housing (in OPE), Land Release Fund (LRF)

East Suffolk simplifies access to revenues and benefits

Improving their self-service portal by joining up separate services and achieve “single sign-on approach”. The aim of the project was to include access to Revs and Bens information through the single sign-on.

Norfolk County Council: Our council, our voice 2019 staff survey

Norfolk CC implemented a staff engagement survey with an underpinning research base, to understand the unique selling point for working in the public sector. 

Equipping line managers to support employee mental health at work

With the help of Mind, Oxford City Council set about improving rates of sickness absence related to stress and anxiety by better equipping line mangers and staff to understand and talk about mental health issues at work.

Workforce

Active Herts

Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels.

Air quality in Portsmouth: Using Design Principles to address Air Quality

Public health in Portsmouth is threatened by poor air quality. Across the UK, it is estimated that air pollution contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year.

Implementing an external funding strategy

Led by a bid writing expert, this project reviewed Warwick District Council's approach to how it identifies and applies for external funding. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Strategic Housing Delivery | The West of England Joint Assets Board

Region: South West Theme: Housing (in OPE)

Leeds: Fleet transition to zero emission – home charging

Leeds’ Fleet Replacement programme is designed to identify the lowest emission vehicle available when needing to be replaced. Where possible, this means electric vehicles (EVs) as the default option, however this requires appropriate charging point facilities to support this change. When vehicles are identified as suitable for EV replacement, details of their depot locations are mapped and collated and they’re then replaced, however this was not always straightforward as this case study by Leeds City Council and the Energy Saving Trust explains.