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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Cornwall 365

Cornwall 365 has spearheaded an innovative approach to marketing Cornwall as a distinctive cultural destination, supporting growth in the visitor, cultural and creative sectors. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership – ‘Culture Drives Growth’ strategy

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is supporting sector leadership and employing innovative approaches to support local economic growth through its creative and cultural sector strengths. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Since its set-up in 2000, the NewcastleGateshead Initiative has spearheaded strategic project delivery and marketing to visitors and investors, with cultural activity at the heart of this work.

Growth options for a successful shared service

As a successful and established shared service, STAR Procurement was looking at growth options and future development. It therefore required expert help and experience that could be shared to explore the ‘art of the possible’

Calderdale: Using the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) to run a school health day

For the last four years Calderdale Council has used the day its staff carry out the NCMP weighing and measuring to deliver important healthy lifestyle messages to the whole school community. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme

Camden and Islington: Managing demand

The London Boroughs of Islington and Camden run a successful child weight management programme called the Healthy Living Practitioner Service that offers one-to-one support from a nutritionist attached to the school nursing teams. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme.

Dorset County Council: a school fund to boost activity and wellbeing

Getting children active is vital for their wider health and wellbeing – as well as reducing obesity rates. But many children can find themselves put off by traditional sports such as football and netball. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme.

Lambeth Council: the benefits of a healthy weight school nurse

Lambeth Council has been implementing a healthy weight programme to address child obesity – and as part of that a specialist healthy weight school nurse post has been created. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme.

Oxfordshire County Council: proactive targeting of schools

Oxfordshire County Council’s public health team has joined forces with the local sports partnership, ‘Active Oxfordshire’, to help target schools that may need a little extra support. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme.

Slough Borough Council: using the National child Measurement Programme (NCMP)

Like all areas, the results are fed back to schools via email and hard copies sent through the post. But two years ago the council decided to do more to link it in with the healthy weight programmes they were beginning to run.