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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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North East Lincolnshire Place Board

North East Lincolnshire has a history of strong partnership working. As part of a long-standing Section 75 arrangement, the council is responsible for commissioning and providing children’s services, while the clinical commissioning group (CCG) is responsible for adult social care.

Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Nottinghamshire County Council is part of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS. Discussions are taking place as to how the HWB and the ICS boards will work together, and on the configuration of integrated care partnerships within the ICSs.

Plymouth Health and Wellbeing Board

Plymouth Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) takes a system leadership role, setting the ambition, shaping local priorities and signing off key strategic documents, including commissioning strategies. This case study forms part of our integrated care systems (ICS) resource.

Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board

Rotherham is part of South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, a first-wave integrated care system (ICS). The places within the ICS are developing as integrated care partnerships (ICPs), and a key message from the ICS is that ‘place’ is put first.

St Helens People’s Board

In 2016, partners in St Helens realised they had to do something radically different to tackle growing costs and demand and make the best use of available resources. They undertook development sessions with the LGA and others, and decided to implement an ambitious and rapid programme of transformation. This case study forms part of our integrated care system (ICS) resource.

South Tyneside Health and Wellbeing Board

The health and wellbeing board (HWB) is the senior leadership and oversight body for integration and improving wellbeing in South Tyneside. It has taken forward new ways of working to establish an infrastructure for integration and to tackle health inequalities and the wider determinants of health. This case study forms part of our integrated care systems (ICS) resource.

Wigan Health and Wellbeing Board

Wigan is one of 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. Local integration is taking place in the context of the locality plan ‘Further, Faster’ and ‘The Deal 2030’, Wigan’s ambitious plan for the borough.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership (HCP) covers 2.6 million people. It is made up of around 50 local health and care networks, eight local authority areas, seven local care partnerships and six place plans (Bradford District and Craven, Calderdale, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield). This case study forms part of our integrated care systems (ICS) resource.

Blackpool: supplying skills for the local visitor economy

Well known for its attractions such as the Pleasure Beach, trams, the Tower and illuminations, Blackpool attracts 18 million visitors per year and generates £1.5 billion in visitor spend. Following a decline in its visitor numbers, the town began to reverse its fortunes from 2014 onwards through a sustained programme of investment.

Brighton and Hove: supplying skills for the local visitor economy

The visitor economy is a key component of the economy of Brighton and Hove and continues to be an important driver. The sector supports around 1 in 5 jobs in the city and generates visitor expenditure of around £886 million.