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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Essex County Council launches pioneering app to take action on climate change

In May 2023, Essex County Council unveiled the new Carbon Cutting Essex app, which will play an important role in helping Essex to transform to become a greener county.

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Discharge planning

How 'S', an autistic man living in Cornwall was discharged from hospital and supported to live an independent life.

Newport City Council’s journey to decarbonising procurement

This case study outlines the significant project Newport City Council has embarked on to identify the carbon emissions stemming from procurement, with the aim of decarbonising to reach our target of Net Zero by 2030.

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Families Active Sporting Together (FAST)

The FAST programme is funded by, and working in partnership with, Sport England. It was launched in 2018 and initially based in the targeted wards of Bicester and Kidlington with the aim to make it easier for families to access and enjoy physical activity and sport together.

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Healthy Stevenage Strategy

The Healthy Stevenage Strategy provides a comprehensive and ambitious approach to improving health and wellbeing in the town. It has been created through collaboration with Hertfordshire County Council, the local NHS and Hertfordshire and West Essex STP.

Northampton Leisure Trust

In 2010 Northampton Borough Council carried out a business review of leisure services to ascertain the best way forward for the town.

Lincolnshire: Let’s embrace the ratings system

Lincolnshire County Council was the first council to go through a pilot CQC assessment. The council's Executive Director for Adult Care and Community Wellbeing Glen Garrod said he was motivated to put Lincolnshire forward because he believes it is time for social care departments to open themselves up to a system of inspection with ratings.

Nottingham City Council: Create the right environment and support staff

Following a non-statutory review, Nottingham City Council has embarked on significant improvement and transformation plans, with the appointment of an improvement and assurance board, but Director of Adult Health and Social Care Sara Storey still wanted to be part of the CQC pilot.

Birmingham: We were the perfect test bed for CQC

As the second biggest city in the country, Birmingham City Council's Corporate Director for Adult Social Care Professor Graeme Betts thought it would be the perfect testing ground for the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) assurance process.

North Lincolnshire: We should see it as an opportunity

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) assurance regime should be seen as an opportunity for council adult social care, says North Lincolnshire Director of Adults and Health, Karen Pavey.