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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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Locality working in Nottingham – putting citizens at the heart

The city has 20 Neighbourhood Action Teams (NATs) (one in each ward) headed up by a dedicated Neighbourhood Development Officer working in partnership with key agencies. This approach has seen crime and antisocial behaviour fall, satisfaction increase and the city become the cleanest large city and achieve a Purple Flag for its night time economy.

Dorset County Council: using technology to deliver behaviour change at scale

A high priority for public health on transferring to local government in Dorset and even more so since the advent of STPs has been to make health improvement provision more consistent and equitable across the county and to join up support for different lifestyle risks. It was also a priority to draw on proven theories of behaviour change and to monitor outcomes. LiveWell Dorset is an integrated single service delivered by one contractor to support change across a range of risks and behaviours. 

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council: new ways of working with communities

Dudley is a predominantly urban borough in the West Midlands, with five main towns interspersed with smaller towns and urban villages. It has a population of around 313,000 people, and a mix of affluent and disadvantaged areas. Nearly a quarter of the population live in areas that are in the 20 per cent most deprived in England.

East Sussex County Council: community asset-based transformation programme

As part of the whole system health and care transformation programmes East Sussex Better Together and Connecting For You, East Sussex County Council has developed a system wide asset-based approach to prevention and early intervention with a view to making sustainable change at scale and pace.

Leeds City Council: a strong economy within a compassionate city

Leeds City Council and partners are working on a ‘breakthrough project’ on early intervention and reducing health inequalities through linking integrated healthy living services, community development, GP social prescribing, NHS Health Check, and a range of other community activity with clear referral pathways.

Newcastle City Council: a working city; tackling inequalities; decent neighbourhoods

Newcastle operates a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach in which health and wellbeing is embedded across the council.

Chelmsford City Council and Countryside Zest - delivering a new community

Countryside Zest has had a clear focus on place making at Beaulieu. The new community of 3,600 homes of which 27 per cent are affordable, includes 176 acres of public open space together with new schools, business space, shops and major infrastructure.

Bath and North East Somerset Council, IM Land and Bloor Homes redevelop former Ministry of Defence site

Close working between the promoter and local council meant that officers could appreciate the commercial approach being undertaken by IM Land, while the developers were able to fully support the council in delivering their aspirations for this brownfield site located in a highly sensitive ecological and landscape location on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cornwall - A proactive planning policy to support local growth

Cornwall Council, Cornwall Development Company and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership create an Aerohub Enterprise Zone around Newquay airport to encourage business in the aerospace industry.

Leeds City Council and CEG: Transforming an industrial site into a mixed-use community

CEG is leading the development of the 57 acre Kirkstall Forge scheme in Leeds which is transforming the oldest industrialised site in England into a thriving mixed-use community in a unique wooded, riverside setting.