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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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Language Leads Approach pilot in Nottingham City: Training and supporting language champions within early years settings

This evidence-based Language Leads Approach, which consists of training and mentoring a designated practitioner to become the SLC lead in their setting, was piloted in Nottingham City. Despite the positive impact of the LLA, the pilot, ran in 2021/22, saw a very high attrition rate amongst the private, voluntary, and independent settings (PVIs). Staff cover during the COVID pandemic was the barrier to attendance, with the need to develop flexible approaches to the LLA training.

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LGC Award for Medium Team of the Year: Merton LBC's Air quality team

Merton LBC won LGC award for Medium Team of the Year for its "innovative and proactive approach to improving air quality".

Speech and language service integration in order to improve outcomes through early intervention

City of Doncaster Council has worked with local partners to create a universal and targeted pathway for speech, language and communication support to compliment the specialist NHS Speech and Language Therapy pathway.

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Cheshire West and Chester – supporting women and girls to be more physically active

Women and girls are typically less active than their male counterparts, with four in 10 women not active enough to ensure they get the full benefits of physical activity. Yet research suggest that women benefit more than men from physical activity.

Health visiting in Wolverhampton: a partnership approach

Wolverhampton has revolutionised its health visiting services through a strategic partnership with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). This case study delves into the intricate challenges, innovative solutions, impactful outcomes, and valuable lessons learned from this shift and its implications for public health and the health visiting space.

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Child healthy weight in Sefton: addressing the social determinants through whole systems working

Sefton's approach to addressing child healthy weight is a multifaceted and partnership-centric strategy, delivered through their Start Well, Live Well and Age Well multi-agency approach.

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Swindon SEND Community Connected (Low Investment High Impact Services for Family Hubs)

In June 2023 the LGA were awarded funding to support the sharing of good practice across LAs, which supports the development of Family Hubs.

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Digital solutions for family hubs and start for life: Learnings from Barnsley

As part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, local authorities are shaping enhanced services delivered through transformed hubs to ensure all families can access the support they need and improve health and education outcomes.

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Cornwall Accessible Activity Programme (Low Investment High Impact Services for Family Hubs)

In June 2023 the LGA were awarded funding to support the sharing of good practice across LAs, which supports the development of Family Hubs.

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Digital Solutions for Family Hubs and Start for Life: Learnings from Coventry

As part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, local authorities are shaping enhanced services delivered through transformed hubs to ensure all families can access the support they need and improve health and education outcomes.

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