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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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Wakefield Council: Bridge Homes

The decision for Wakefield Council and WDH to join forces was a natural one. Wakefield Council has set a very challenging target in its Local Plan and WDH has a wealth of experience and expertise in developing new homes.

Eastleigh Borough Council: bringing skills and assets together to build in partnership

The partnership came from Eastleigh having an appetite to deliver new housing and having access to land and finance but without a development and housing management capability.

Gateshead Council: housing and regeneration joint venture

The project has allowed the regeneration of urban brownfield sites. The Council consistently relied on government funding to facilitate development of challenging urban brownfield sites for the last thirty years. This new joint venture model removed the need for government subsidy.

Greater Manchester: housing joint venture

Development figures for 2018/19 as a partnership have been 2841 planning consents, 2145 starts on site and 1920 completions. It is hoped that the joint venture will contribute 500 homes a year to this total.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils: Using the Standards for employers of public health teams in England to inform a workforce development project

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an agreement to share the workforce and staffing structure across the two boroughs. Over the last two years, the councils have reviewed the capacity of their public health workforce to understand its strengths and weaknesses in terms of the required skills and knowledge.

Workforce

Redbridge Council: Using the Standards as part of a re-structure process and HR processes

The public health team at Redbridge Council used the Standards as part of their re-structure process and in managing staff performance. The team also have plans to embed the Standards across the council more widely.

Workforce

Durham County Council: Using the Standards to help inform the re-structure of a public health team

Durham County Council’s public health team went through the review and re-structure process in 2017. The team transitioned from the NHS to the council in 2013 and the review was needed to help the team be more embedded within the council.

Workforce

Liverpool City Council: The Standards for employers of public health teams in England as guidance and reflection tool

Liverpool City Council’s public health team used the Standards widely to assess, guide and support their work across the five areas covered by the Standards.

Workforce

Adult Social Care Front Door: Lambeth

In 2015 the adult social care pathway was re-designed and a team established to manage people seeking care and support, called the Initial Contact Service. This case study forms part of our productivity experts resource.

Efficiency and income generation

Blackpool Council: the benefits of sharing good practice

Blackpool Council has worked with neighbouring areas to share good practice when it comes to sexual health services. It has helped the council improve and develop the way it provides support. This case study forms part of our sexual health resource.