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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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.

Review of leisure provision at Boston Borough Council

The council needed to save approximately £200,000 across its leisure service in the 2019/20 financial year and also generate approximately £50,000 of income to offset reduction in funding from the government which would have provided support to maintain service levels. This case study forms as part of our productivity experts resources.

Efficiency and income generation

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.

Solihull Council: intervening earlier

Like many areas, Solihull has a comprehensive support programme in place for children identified as overweight and obese through NCMP. But with over 18 per cent of local children with overweight or with obesity in reception year, the programme has also prompted the council to start considering what can be done to support children pre-school. This case study forms part of our resource on the National Child Measurement Programme.