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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Southend-on-Sea and Rochford: joint planning across boundaries to deliver regional infrastructure

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has a track record of collaborative working. One example of this is the Joint Area Action Plan for Southend Airport and its Environs (JAAP). The joint area action plan was a result of partnership working between the Southend Council planning team and neighbouring Rochford Borough Council (with input from Essex County Council) and was adopted in December 2014.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council and St Modwen Homes: transforming a former football stadium

A strong and effective partnership between St. Modwen Homes and Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been fundamental to transforming the former Victoria Ground with 200 new homes, a park and school sports facilities.

Swindon Borough Council and Crest Nicholson: a new garden village

Crest Nicholson and Swindon Borough Council have been working collaboratively to deliver a thriving, sustainable and successful new community at Tadpole Garden Village.

Wakefield Council and Spawforths: infrastructure to facilitate development and attract investment

The Wakefield Eastern Relief Road (WERR) scheme is an important illustration of how the public sector, working closely with the private sector can bring all the components together to deliver significant key infrastructure, in a short timescale, to facilitate future development and encourage inward investment.

Woking Borough Council and William Lacy Group: building on redundant land

The Rydens Way development provided 24 open market and 18 affordable eco-friendly homes ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses. The homes have been built on land that had previously been reserved as a bypass.

Children’s services: a whole council approach

In September 2017, North Lincolnshire Council became one of only three English councils to be awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for services for children in need of help and protection, and looked-after children.

Early Help 4 Mental Health

Early Help 4 Mental Health is a prevention and early intervention programme operating across Devon, working with schools to promote and build mentally healthy behaviours and resilience.

Doncaster: managing a cyber attack

In April 2017 Doncaster Council was hit by a cyber-attack. This case study provides a summary of events and how the organisation successfully managed the incident.

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MindMate: using technology to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people

Mindmate is a website, co-produced by Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group and young people, providing a single point of access to information on mental health written in a clear style and without medical jargon.         

No Wrong Door: services for young adolescents in care in North Yorkshire

The No Wrong Door model provides a consistent trusting relationship for young people that sticks with them no matter how they move through care.