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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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Reducing health inequalities in Luton, the first ‘Marmot Town’

Luton has a bold and ambitious vision, a healthy, fair sustainable town where everyone thrives and no-one lives in poverty.

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Right to the Streets project – Trafford Council

The Right to the Streets project explored community actions to make streets and public spaces safer and more welcoming for women and girls so they feel a sense of belonging in their community and are able to live active lives.

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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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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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Leeds City Council, We Care Academy: Recruiting for values and working with local communities to increase the diversity of the workforce

This case study forms part of the publication, 'What good looks like: values-based recruitment in adult social care.'

NHS Health Checks: Leicester

Leicester City Council has a good track record of delivering NHS Health Checks. The public health team take every opportunity to publicise them to local communities. They are currently exploring how digital technology could complement the existing offer.

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Central Bedfordshire Council a digital social care workforce

Care technology when considered as part of a holistic support offer means it can be used effectively to support people’s independence and positively impact on their lives.

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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council: Workforce development case study

This case study outlines plans and initiatives set out and used by Tameside MBC to grow and develop a workforce that is adept at being responsive to the diverse needs of Tameside residents.

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Mid and South Essex: Weekly telephone calls for people newly diagnosed with depression

Mid and South Essex residents who are newly diagnosed with depression can be referred to a ‘Wellbeing Calls’ service which provides additional support in the first few weeks after diagnosis. Delivered by two local voluntary sector partners, the service supported almost 700 people in the year 2022/23.

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Air Quality Data Platform in Westminster

Aligned with the Fairer Westminster Strategy, the council is committed to sharing accessible and transparent data to all residents and visitors of Westminster. In July 2023, the Westminster Air Quality Data Platform was launched, illustrating the councils’ efforts to provide crucial information for informed decision-making.

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