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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A clear approach for for engaging with employers on a sectoral basis

Central Bedfordshire wanted to engage with employers and identifying priority sectors for the council to focus on and agree a consistent approach to employer engagement.

Efficiency and income generation

Councils share costs, saving money to maintain quality services but keep council tax down

By working more closely together Bolsover District Council and North East Derbyshire District Council aim to share some of their costs, saving enough money to help maintain quality services for local people and keep Council Tax bills as low as possible.

Efficiency and income generation

Making Safeguarding Personal 2013/14 – Case Studies

These case studies illustrate outcome-focused practice in safeguarding adults in line with the Making Safeguarding personal approach.

Establishing health and wellbeing boards - Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a large and complex two-tier area of local government, with eight district/borough councils and an administrative area that is not coterminous with NHS boundaries. There are a total of five shadow CCGs covering Derbyshire.

Public health transformation nine months on: bedding in and reaching out

Public health made the formal transfer to local government in April 2013, and in the subsequent months great strides have been made to tackle the wider social and economic determinants of poor health.

Integrated Care and Support Pioneers

The Integrated Care and Support Pioneers Programme was launched in December 2013. It was set up to test new ways to join up people's care around their needs.

Building a commercial approach

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) is facing the hardest cuts to their government grant since 1945. Between 2010 and 2015, the grant settlement will have reduced by 48 per cent meaning the council will have £5.7m less money to deliver services to local people.

Efficiency and income generation

Reducing harm from cold weather – local government's new public health role

Although winter weather and snow can be fun for some, these weather conditions are also associated with an increase in illness and injuries. Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu and other diseases. People slip and fall in the snow or ice, sometimes suffering serious injuries.

Outcomes framework: Health and wellbeing

Cumbria County Council Cumbria have developed an outcomes framework for the contribution of the arts to health. This is still work in progress but the development of the framework is being used to build new partnerships and the possibility of the arts being commissioned to deliver key health outcomes.

Bristol City Council's wind turbines

Bristol City Council is the first authority in the UK to develop and own wind turbines. The two turbines are predicted to generate 14.4 gigawatts (GWh) annually.