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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“Your Call”: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

“Your Call” is a partnership with residents which empowers both individuals and groups to volunteer and support the council to deliver vital services.

Efficiency and income generation

‘Out There’ international festival of street arts and circus, Great Yarmouth

An annual street arts and circus festival attracting more than 40,000 attendees to Great Yarmouth every September, supporting the visitor economy and creative sector development in the town. This case study forms part of the Value of culture - regeneration section of our online Culture Hub.

‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ - highlighting the national and global relevance of Suffolk's collections

‘Mapping Suffolk’s Stories’ is a community engagement project helping people to explore their shared history through historic maps and records.

‘Explore York Libraries and Archives Mutual’ – an industrial and provident society with charitable status

Explore is a mutual organisation which runs library services on behalf of the City of York Council.

Efficiency and income generation

‘Early Intervention City’

Nottingham City Council launched itself as an ‘Early Intervention City' to develop services to improve the social and emotional capabilities of children and young people.

Demand management

Youth Offending Service Prevention - Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service prevention project is focused on identifying those children and young people who face much poorer outcomes than their counterparts and intervening early with bespoke projects to help them thrive.

Youth Offending Service prevention

Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service prevention project is focused on identifying those children and young people who face much poorer outcomes than their counterparts and intervening early with bespoke projects to help them thrive.

Young Commissioners in Newcastle and Gateshead

A new programme enabled 14 Young Commissioners to be equal partners in leading service and culture change for children and young people’s mental health services in Newcastle and Gateshead.

Yorkshire Ambulance and Humberside Fire and Rescue services partnership provides dedicated vehicle for falls

Firefighters in Humberside are providing the first response to reports of falls in the home in a pilot that is helping to reinvent the role of the fire service.

Wyre Council: communicating during Storm Desmond

When Storm Desmond hit the North of England in 2015 it flooded around 100 properties in Wyre. Senior Communications Officer Stephanie Collinson explains how the council delivered much needed communications support to a community in crisis.

Communications support

Further Local Government Innovation

Further examples of local government innovation can be found via Good Practice Wales, the Scottish Local Government Innovation Exchange and through COSLA’s (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities’) Excellence Awards website, COSLA’s main database of innovative projects.

Innovation Zone July 2019

Innovation Zone July 2019

A vibrant, creative space for councils and other organisations to showcase and discuss how they are using innovation to address local issues.

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