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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COVID-19 case studies

Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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Mole Valley’s use of UPRNs to link datasets to support clinically extremely vulnerable people

Mole Valley District Council believed that if NHS shielding datasets were linked to UPRNs their identification of, and support offered to clinically extremely vulnerable residents (CEVs) in the district would be improved.

Using property identifiers to locate vulnerable people in Sedgemoor District in Somerset

Local Authorities in Somerset needed to contact those residents who were not already covered by the national NHS shielding programme but were nonetheless situationally vulnerable.

Sheffield’s linking of UPRNs to council tax data to support over 70’s living alone

At the start of COVID-19 the council wanted to identify over 70’s living alone to ensure they were given sufficient support, however, the council didn’t have an effective way of identifying this target group.

London Borough of Waltham Forest: Fellowship Square

A One Public Estate (OPE) funded masterplan has enabled the successful delivery of a major transformation programme in Waltham Forest.

Using the UPRN to identify vulnerable individuals and provide support during the pandemic in Barnsley Council

At the onset of the pandemic Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council wanted to take a proactive approach to support members of its community. The council opted to build a Vulnerability Index.

Dundee Council: Mitigating climate change risk

In March 2018, Dundee City Council signed the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, committing the Dundee Partnership to develop a Climate Action Plan within two years to reduce city-wide carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.

Cornwall Council: Doughnut economics in council decision making

Cornwall Council have deployed the use of a decision wheel, based on the Doughnut Economics model pioneered by Kate Raworth, so cabinet decisions take full consideration of their environmental, social, economic and cultural impact.

City of York Council: York’s Clean Air Zone

City of York Council took action to improve air quality across the city through a Clean Air Zone, aiming to significantly reduce emissions from buses and ensure all those operating frequently in the city centre were low emission.

Cambridgeshire County Council: Tackling the climate emergency by engaging young people

Cambridgeshire County Council partnered with researchers from the University of Cambridge to address the question of how they should work with local communities to tackle the climate emergency, which highlighted the untapped potential of young people.

Hertfordshire County Council: Sustainability action plan

Hertfordshire County Council developed an action plan to set out the policies and strategies needed to embed sustainability across all their operations and services.