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.

If you have a case study you'd like to share here, please get in touch. Please use our case study template when submitting a case study.
Filter by topics
- All -
Filter by support type
- All -
Your search returned 1137 results

Transforming Neighbourhoods

Transforming Neighbourhoods was a two-year programme of research, innovation and practical action carried out by the Young Foundation, with support from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), between April 2005 and March 2007.

Strategy, planning and delivery case study

Sheffield City Council share best practice on how to improve joint working and information sharing between the council's planning and strategic housing services.

Refurbishment of existing properties: Page Hall

This case study from Sheffield City Council gives an update on their Page Hall project, sharing innovative ways to approach the problem of refurbishing existing properties.

Leading the way out of the recession

Local authorities have a vital role in leading local communities during this economic downturn. A strategic and joined-up approach with partners should recognise the links between housing, the local economy and local asset management. This is in order to help local residents left exposed by the recession.

Lewisham's local assemblies

The London Borough of Lewisham has developed a new local assembly model. It broke new ground in deciding on the model itself. A mayor's commission enabled all political parties to buy in to the new model.

Excellence in housing: the Beacons

Beacon status is granted to local authorities that demonstrate a clear vision, excellent services and a willingness to innovate within a theme. Learn from the Beacon council open days Greenwich, Sheffield, St Helens and Bolton councils were awarded Beacon status in March 2009 for their outstanding achievements in housing. All four councils have organised open-days.

Refurbishment of existing properties: Park Hill

A case study from Sheffield City Council looking at how they approached the refurbishment of a 1950s built housing estate. Summary Park Hill was built in 1957 and took four years to complete. It's a large estate compromising of 995 units, all of which were council owned.

The evolution of a neighbourhood management service

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham This article is the first in a series that will follow the progress made by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham towards a new, borough-wide neighbourhood management (NM) service.

Community engagement in South Somerset

With Rina Singh, Deputy Chief Executive, South Somerset District Council.

Delivering new homes: Norfolk Park Green Homes

This case study outlines how Sheffield City Council project-managed their award-winning energy efficent development, Norfolk Park green homes.