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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Responding more effectively to domestic abuse

In 2014 Leicester City Council led on developing a partnership with Leicester University Business School to assess whether getting independent support in quickly in tandem with the police response, made a positive impact for people who had been repeated victims of domestic abuse. The bid was successful and led to a positive project, delivered between 2014-2016. The bid was successful and led to a very positive project, delivered 2014-2016.

Youth Offending Service prevention

Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service prevention project is focused on identifying those children and young people who face much poorer outcomes than their counterparts and intervening early with bespoke projects to help them thrive.

Up2U: creating healthy relationships

Portsmouth City Council - Up2U is a programme for people who use domestically abusive and unhealthy behaviours in their relationships. It seeks to reduce the incidents of domestic violence, prevent the cycle of abuse, and reduce the numbers of children in child protection services, edge of care or children in care.

The Family Nurse Partnership

The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) aims to improve the life chances of first-time young parents and their children by breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

Adverse experiences in childhood

'ACEs Birmingham’ supports a multi-agency services approach to previous or current adverse experiences in childhood (ACEs),aiming to assist services to identify ACEs and enable individuals to overcome their impact.

Improving our service for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and predicting future demand

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Business Intelligence, Insight and Improvement team have worked collaboratively with the Council’s SEND service to develop a complex predictive model to forecast demand and cost

Water safety in Nottinghamshire

The drowning of 13 year-old Owen Jenkins in July 2017 catalyzed Nottinghamshire Water Safety Partnership to redouble its efforts. A risk assessment tool was agreed for countywide use, and works implemented as a result, to reduce the risk of accidental drowning.

Excellence in Governance and Scrutiny – Setting up the West Midlands Combined Authority

The task of setting up the West Midlands Combined Authority was led by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Governance Team and was established by statutory order in June 2016. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Options review for increased trading capacity

Bromsgrove DC and Redditch BC received a grant from the LGA under the LGA Productivity Experts Programme. The Councils commissioned an LGA recommended expert to provide an options appraisal into how the councils can fulfil their strategic aim of generating more income. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

The power of Homesharing

82-year-old Oxfordshire-based Jennifer Baird was diagnosed with dementia after a stroke. She became confused and struggled with practical tasks. A sharer, Judith O’Boyle, was found through Share & Care Homeshare, and she lived with Jennifer for 12 months.