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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Saving through energy

'Blue Sky Peterborough' is a ground breaking project which will define the blueprint for sustainable energy management in a smart city environment. It is an iconic project which addresses the current political dilemma of both rising energy prices whilst providing access to regeneration and growth for the local economy through energy led funding solutions.

Efficiency and income generation

Taxi! Walsall Council's service for cabbies

Project context About 1,500 people, predominantly men from Asian backgrounds, work as taxi drivers in Walsall. Research carried out for the project found that drivers faced a range of health and social problems. Drivers are often self-employed with extended family commitments. They tend to work long hours with busy periods over Christmas and Easter.

Harnessing community power in public health

This research briefing is for practice for services interested in involving members of the public in the delivery of public health programmes. It has been created by the People in Public Health research team at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Carnegie Weight Management, NHS Peterborough

Project context Carnegie Weight Management (CWM) concentrates on a new service commissioned by NHS Peterborough as part of its response to increases in childhood obesity. The city currently has one of the highest childhood obesity rates for Year 6 children.

Active Family Challenge (Bristol City Council

The project context The Active Family Challenge was set up to encourage children away from the TV and computer and increase their physical activity levels. It was also designed to provide research for Bristol City Council into gaps in services. It aimed to find out whether focusing on the whole family would increase activity.

Sheffield makes an annual saving of 21,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Sheffield has one of the largest district energy networks in the UK, feeding leisure facilities, council buildings, universities and homes.

Cumbria: three large practice based commissioning (pbc) groups

In Cumbria, integrated care consortia have had “hard” budgets distributed to six localities since April. There are six GP consortia or localities, each covering roughly 100,000 residents, aligned with District Council boundaries.

Manchester, practice based commissioning (PBC) developed into three hubs

Manchester has some of the most challenging health problems in the country. Life expectancy is amongst the lowest in England, and compared with national averages people are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease and accidents. There is a wide health gap between the city and the country as a whole.