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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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Remote council meetings: Adur and Worthing councils

In response to the COVID-19 emergency Adur and Worthing councils have begun preparing to run council meetings online under new Government regulations to ensure democracy is transparent.

Efficiency and income generation

Remote council meetings: Lancaster and Wyre councils

Lancaster and Wyre councils share a Head of ICT and have a vision to share IT services. The current pandemic has highlighted the need to share software and processes between the two authorities.

Efficiency and income generation

Energy Company Obligation Scheme – Eco flex

The Walsall Borough has significant numbers of residents living in fuel poverty (13.7% as at 2017) and in homes which are expensive to heat. The Council were anxious to ensure that as many fuel poor residents as possible qualified for funding.

Remote council meetings - Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council already have processes set up to broadcast Full Council, Cabinet and Scrutiny meetings on YouTube for public viewing.

Efficiency and income generation

Remote council meetings - Newark and Sherwood District Council

The team has identified Teams as the suitable portal to deliver online official council meetings. Its versatility allows Cllrs to join meetings either through video or dial in options in a secure setting.

Efficiency and income generation

London Borough of Bexley:  cracking the cyber security challenge

Cyber security managers in local authorities have their hands full trying to ensure their organisation doesn’t become yet another headline-grabbing example of a damaging cyber-attack. It’s an uphill battle and judging from the rapidly growing number of victims, it’s a battle many are not winning. The London Borough of Bexley provides an insight into the cyber security gaps which led them to seek a major change of strategy, and how the team overcame these challenges and significantly raised its level of cyber security.

Efficiency and income generation

Delivering on street residential chargepoints as one step towards addressing air quality issues to achieve compliance with legal limits citywide in the shortest possible timeframe | Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council tackles our role in addressing the air quality priorities head on. Through the provision of innovative and accessible charging infrastructure, residents are encouraged to shift towards owning electric vehicles, leading to a reduction in conventional petrol and diesel vehicles and resulting in a reduction in air pollution within the city.

Using behavioural insights to increase cancer-screening rates

Screening has a significant role to play in delivering earlier diagnosis of most common cancers. We applied to be part of the LGA Behavioural Insights programme to work alongside national experts and develop an innovation to increase cancer-screening rates in targeted communities.

Efficiency and income generation

Using Behavioural Insights to improve the uptake of support services for drug and alcohol misuse in Hartlepool

A mixed method approach was adopted and a pragmatic behavioural insights framework was employed to inform the redesign of the service offer with the aim of making treatment uptake easy, attractive, timely and social (EAST). We explored factors affecting treatment uptake through a behavioural insights survey (Phase 1) collected between September 2018 and January 2019, and qualitative interviews (Phase 2) with HART service users conducted between October 2018 and May 2019. Recommendations were implemented between September and December 2019. We used routinely collected data to compare service uptake rates pre and post service redesign.

Efficiency and income generation

North Tyneside Council's employment and skills service

North Tyneside Council’s Employment and Skills service is made up of Connexions, Adult Learning and Employability Projects. Between April and December 2019, North Tyneside Council’s Employability Projects supported 77 adults into work, 59 into training and a further 35 into voluntary and work experience.