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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Salford: regenerating the inner city

The Seedley and Langworthy Trust (SALT) is a community-driven development trust. The trust works in partnership with Salford City Council, statutory organisations and other partners in an inner city area of Salford that is being regenerated.

Mansfield District Council to build 43 new family homes

Summary Mansfield District Council has started building 43 new family-sized dwellings at the Bellamy Road estate. The development is part of the Local Authority New Build programme which is funding councils to build much-needed social housing.

Empowerment in Liverpool: the black and other racial minority network

Summary Liverpool City Council has set up the Black and other Racial Minority Network (BRMN) in Liverpool. This has brought a wide spectrum of community groups together. They act as a voice for the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in the city.

Dartford Borough Council

Fighting homelessness Dartford Borough Council's housing team is using a range of initiatives to help those facing homelessness to find accommodation in the private rented sector (PRS). Dartford is committed to tackling acute housing issues with a preventative policy. This focuses on helping people before they become a priority case.

Mendip District Council

Finding it all at the YMCA Mendip District Council's family mediation service is provided in partnership with the YMCA. It is funded through the council's housing budget and helps young people at risk of homelessness return to the family home.

Wrexham: empowerment, in-migration and community cohesion

Summary Wrexham County Borough Council has developed a unified, multi-agency cohesion strategy. This aims to provide a wide variety of activities to meet the needs of local communities. These include recent migrants from Europe and asylum seekers.

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Creating desirable homes and neighbourhoods for older people

Summary Manchester City Council has been successful in receiving social housing grant through the Local Authority New Build programme. During the next 12 months, the city will see the development of a new generation of council housing - the first in more than 20 years.

Erewash Borough Council

Helping people through the recession Erewash Borough Council has been working with partners to help local people through the recession. It aims to ensure that residents with money worries or mortgage problems know how to get the support that's available.