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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Hackney Council: Used resident focus groups to test vaccine hesitancy messaging

Organised focus groups with vaccine hesitant residents.

London Borough of Hounslow: Used the messenger principle to address vaccine misinformation

Focused on both the message (what) and who (messenger) to tackle misinformation among minority groups.

Wirral Council: Listened to the ‘voice of the resident’ and engaged with hard-to-reach communities

Developed a programme to address health and wellbeing disparity at a local level.

Equality and Strategic Planning – Leeds City Council

How a council embedded equality into the heart of its long - term vision for the City and its corporate and business plans.

Sheffield City Council: Dealing with the logistics so NHS can focus on the jabs

The council has played a crucial role in helping keep vaccination centres running and taking responsibility for many of the logistical issues so NHS staff can concentrate on giving vaccines.

Community testing in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton opened its first rapid testing centre in November and now has a network of seven across the city, using a hub and spoke approach.

Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure - Fit, Fed and Read

The programme aims to tackle holiday hunger, isolation, and inactivity during the school holidays. It focuses on children aged 5 to 11 years old who are eligible for free school meals. Children are referred to the programme by their schools and other agencies. This case study is part of the achieving efficiencies section of our online culture hub.

Efficiency and income generation

COVID-19: lessons from school testing (Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham)

At the end of 2020, Star Academies undertook pilots of daily COVID-19 testing in three of their schools (in Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham).

Rapid testing in Boston

Set up two ‘rapid’ community testing sites in Boston to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in residents who are asymptomatic.

Oxford City Council: Mobilise residents in climate emergency

OCC is using the evidence-based recommendations from its 2019 Citizens’ Assembly to steer their approach to climate change.