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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Leading by example to improve the local flexible working labour market - Camden Council and Timewise

Camden Council have been working with Timewise since 2014 and became their first Timewise Accredited Council.

How Westminster embraced flexible working as a Timewise Council

Claire Campbell, Timewise’s public sector Programme Director, explains why Westminster City Council got involved in the programme, and the difference it’s already making.

Pendle Borough Council: A review of Pendle Leisure Trust

Following a change in organisational structure and political leadership, the council commissioned a corporate peer challenge from the LGA which was completed in November 2015.

Efficiency and income generation

SkillsHouse and Get Bradford Working case study

To date, SkillsHouse has supported more than 1,000 unemployed people to find work, while the wider Get Bradford Working programme has helped over 3,000 people into employment.

Armed Forces Covenant Implementation - City of York

The Integrated Referral Model (IRM) identifies benefits of asking the armed forces question to recipients of adult social care.  This provides identification of the armed forces community and provision of data.   It enables financial savings, provides better social outcomes and compliance with the AF Covenant and Care Act.

Leeds: improving men's health

Men tend to have poorer health than women. In Leeds the public health team has sought to tackle this by getting a better understanding of men’s needs.

London Borough of Southwark: a Health in All Policies approach

Key among this has been the adoption of a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach by the public health directorate, which aims to maximise how health and wellbeing interventions and outcomes are integrated across the council. 

Selby District Council – place branding for investment

Attracting and supporting business growth is a key part of Selby District Council’s corporate strategy. To help achieve this, the council needed to develop a compelling place brand to promote the benefits of the area to current and prospective businesses.

Communications support

Leicestershire County Council: a social model of public health

Leicestershire County Council has been moving towards a social model of public health and away from a more traditional lifestyle behaviour change model. This has led to the involvement of public health in a number of services with a strong emphasis on community capacity building as the basis of prevention.

Oldham Borough Council: working for a co-operative borough

Oldham has invested in capacity to implement a wide-range of in-depth health and wellbeing initiatives which operate across the council, with Oldham clinical commissioning group (CCG) and with other local partners.