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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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‘Doing it together’- closing the gap on speech, language and communication in the early years

North Tyneside Council's project to improve speech, language and communication in the early years of a child’s life has helped to reduce the gap between socio-economically disadvantaged children and their peers.

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Youth Voice Post Boxes in East Suffolk Council

Youth Voice is a project taking place in East Suffolk, in the East of England. The initiative forms part of East Suffolk Council’s enabling communities strategy, and is run by the Communities Team.

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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.

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Young people's involvement in the Pan London Care Leavers Offer

The Pan London Care Leavers Offer forms part of the work by the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) and is led by a strategic working group of policy makers from ALDCS, London Councils, Partnership for Young London (PYL) and The Greater London Authority.

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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.

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Working with young fathers

In Salford and Gateshead, projects have been run to support young fathers and help them deal with the challenges they face. This case study is an example of the work that councils are doing to support young parents.

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Wirral Council's Family Toolbox wins MJ Award in the Transforming Lives category

We are proud to say we have heard so many stories from families accessing the Family Toolbox about how the service has completely transformed their quality-of-life outcomes.

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Wiltshire Council: partnership T Level placements

Wiltshire Council hosted Health T Level industry placements in partnership with the Integrated Care Board to highlight the career opportunities available in social care.

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Wiltshire Council: 'Dads Matter Too' project

Wiltshire Council funded a 12 month project focusing on supporting 'hard to engage' fathers of children under the age of one, including unborn children.

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Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council – Developing a talent pipeline through T Level industry placements

#TeamWigan is creating opportunities for young people through the delivery of high quality industry placements

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