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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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Pioneering changes to child protection services - Hertfordshire County Council

Family Safeguarding Teams are multi-agency teams that work with child protection and child in need cases. The Family Safeguarding project allows adult specialists and social workers to focus on direct, relationship-based therapeutic work.

Tantalum big data – Bristol

Councils need to better understand the impacts of their own vehicles and how they can contribute towards reduced emissions.

Mobility as a service – TfWM

TFWM are working with a technology provider to investigate ways they can make travelling across the regime in different types of transport a seamless experience.

EV Charging and Solar Carports - Public Power Solutions Ltd Swindon

Public Power Solutions Ltd. (PPS) is a company wholly-owned by Swindon Borough Council which has been set up to deliver innovative solutions in the areas of Waste and Power. 

Edge of Care: prevention is better than cure - Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council’s Edge Of Care service targets an innovative package of intensive support to families on the edge of care, in order to change the lives of our most vulnerable families for the better and avoiding the need for costly, statutory intervention.

Healthy Minds Lincolnshire Service - Lincolnshire County Council

The Healthy Minds Lincolnshire Service is a partnership to support emotional wellbeing needs of young people, focusing on early intervention, promoting resilience and the prevention of emotional wellbeing concerns escalating to mental health issues.

Early Help Family Conferences - London Borough of Sutton

A new Early Help Family Group Conference (EH FGC) service is now being offered to families where there are developing issues or concerns. The service is at the heart of Sutton’s restorative approach and forms part of Sutton’s early help offer.

The Anchor Project - Haringey Council

Haringey’s Anchor Project is an early intervention that uses attachment and trauma theory to inform practice and support the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Reducing cigarette butt litter

Using this proven behaviour change technique, we developed the world’s first voting ashtray, the Ballot Bin. The Ballot Bin is an innovative ashtray proven to reduce cigarette litter by 46 per cent (measured by Southend Council in 2017 and Keep Britain Tidy in 2015). Thirty UK councils use it to tackle cigarette litter.

Efficiency and income generation

New Beginnings - Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

New Beginnings is an LGBT youth group which caters for 11 to 19 year olds. It launched five years ago to provide a safe space for young people to socialise and learn life skills, as there is little support for this group within other everyday environments.