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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Commercialism of regulatory services in Mid Devon

This would help to make them more sustainable services in an economy where budgets are ever becoming tighter. It would also help regulatory services to become better integrated with wider economic development activities and make an even stronger contribution towards business growth.

Efficiency and income generation

Taunton Deane and West Somerset – Towards the enterprise authority

Our Deane Helpline is a service which has been providing a lifeline and response package to people for over 30 years, along with associated monitoring of Lifeline alarms across the South West. Its purpose is to support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and to prolong their quality of life.

Efficiency and income generation

Gold Line, Bradford

The Gold Line is a dedicated 24/7 telephone service for people who may be in their last year of life and their families and aims to support them to receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Developing an information sharing platform to help people stay in their home

The social care technology company Konnektis and Bradford Metropolitan District Council have developed an information sharing platform which aims to help people to stay in their home. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Voluntary and community sector support, Bradford

Health and care leaders worked with the voluntary and community sector by investing £20,000 to support the sector to build its information sharing capability to achieve compliance and facilitate further information sharing and social prescribing. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

City Data Review, Leeds

To test progress towards shared ambitions and the effectiveness of the Health and Wellbing Board (HWB), the Board conducted a comprehensive and well-evidenced review process based on information sharing. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Information About Me (IAM) Co-design, Essex

The IAM form, a patient held record that can be changed, added to and enhanced as needs change, is an opportunity for patients to consider their own strengths, resources as well as their health and social care needs. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Cornwall Council: ensuring no stone is left unturned in tackling teenage pregnancy

In tackling teenage pregnancy, Cornwall Council has taken a holistic approach.

Shropshire: investing in quality relationships and sex education

Public health curriculum adviser Alice Cruttwell has developed the programme for years 1 to 11 over the past six years with the aim of not only tackling teenage pregnancy, but also addressing safeguarding issues and improving the self-confidence and selfesteem of young people too.

Leicestershire County Council: supporting young parents

Leicestershire has had great success reducing teenage pregnancy rates – latest figures show a fall of over 60 per cent since 1998. But the county council’s public health team has also invested time and effort in supporting young parents.