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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Surrey County Council: the benefits of outreach work

Surrey County Council has set up a specialist outreach team to work with the most hardto-reach drinkers.

Birmingham City Council: moving from 19 providers to one integrated service

Birmingham City Council has created an integrated substance misuse service after concern its previous approach was too fragmented.

Gateshead Council: running a dedicated service for young people

Gateshead Council commissions a dedicated substance misuse service for young people.

London Borough of Hackney: supporting people into work

The London Borough of Hackney has started to run an employment support programme for people under going substance misuse treatment. The six-week programme offers everything from help writing CVs to confidence building sessions. It has had an immediate impact.

Knowlsey Council: working with the NHS to spot and treat respiratory problems

Knowsley Council’s substance misuse service has teamed up with the Liverpool Chest and Heart Hospital to offer testing and treatment for respiratory problems.

Leeds City Council: engaging street beggars

A complex cases team has been set up in Leeds to work with street beggars.

Improving our service for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and predicting future demand

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Business Intelligence, Insight and Improvement team have worked collaboratively with the Council’s SEND service to develop a complex predictive model to forecast demand and cost

Water safety in Nottinghamshire

The drowning of 13 year-old Owen Jenkins in July 2017 catalyzed Nottinghamshire Water Safety Partnership to redouble its efforts. A risk assessment tool was agreed for countywide use, and works implemented as a result, to reduce the risk of accidental drowning.

Excellence in Governance and Scrutiny – Setting up the West Midlands Combined Authority

The task of setting up the West Midlands Combined Authority was led by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Governance Team and was established by statutory order in June 2016. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Options review for increased trading capacity

Bromsgrove DC and Redditch BC received a grant from the LGA under the LGA Productivity Experts Programme. The Councils commissioned an LGA recommended expert to provide an options appraisal into how the councils can fulfil their strategic aim of generating more income. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation