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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Peak District and Derbyshire Hospitality Sector

Businesses, the public agencies and colleges have come together in the Peak District and Derbyshire to improve skills pathways into hospitality careers.

West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Bootcamps

West Midlands Combined Authority has used £5 million of national funding to commission digital retraining bootcamps for adults, working with over 20 specialist training providers.

Kirklees Council Adult and Community Learning

Kirklees Council have re-organised their services to have greater capacity and a clearer focus on adult skills and local growth.

Essex County Council Electric Vehicle Training

Essex County Council secured £100,000 from the first round of the UK Community Renewal Fund to establish a new electric vehicle centre at Harlow College.

Liverpool City Region Test and Learn

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have supported a programme of Test and Learn pilots to drive innovation in the delivery of adult skills.

Implementing a new care technology service

Leicestershire County Council developed a new care technology service, working in partnership with Hampshire County Council.

Increasing the take-up of financial and budgeting support by residents in economic hardship

Derbyshire County Council and consultancy The Behaviouralist applied behavioural insights to improving the referral process between the Derbyshire Discretionary Fund (DDF) and support services.

Reducing hate crime, and increasing people's confidence in reporting hate crime and incidents

Red Snapper Managed Services (RSMS) are working with Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cumbria Constabulary to deliver a Hate Crime intervention, using a participant case study.

Sector-led improvement

Cumbria County Council: Autism Champions

A group of county councillors have become Autism Champions in order to raise awareness of autism in their local area and champion the needs of autistic adults, children, young people, and their families.