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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How St Helens Library Service positively impacts on speech, language and communication outcomes for children

St Helens Library Service works in partnership across the Council and beyond to ensure children and young people have a positive start in life, through the provision of quality books and activities that strengthen speech, language and communication.

Lewisham Council's focus on high-quality creative and arts activities

Lewisham Council supports Allsorts, alternative day provision for adults with learning difficulties, which has a focus on high-quality creative and arts activities.

Using arts venues to provide training for the homeless in Oxford

Oxford’s Old Fire Station is the base for an innovative social enterprise providing training for homeless people within a popular public arts venue.

Pop-up museums in Blackpool - a heritage resource

In Blackpool, 128 local residents worked with professional artists to create the Blackpool Treasure Trove, a heritage resource of seven pop-up museums.

'My Cambridge' - a cultural education partnership

‘My Cambridge’ aims to ensure that every young person growing up in and around Cambridge can benefit from its world-class cultural assets.