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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Oxfordshire County Council: Guide to local climate adaptation aids learning

A new UK-wide guide – Introduction to Local Climate Adaptation – has been released to bolster local climate resilience.

Wirral Council: Active Wirral Energy Efficiency Programme

In January 2023, Active Wirral, facing soaring energy costs and a commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, initiated a comprehensive energy efficiency project. Through delivering a range of interventions, the project exceeded its targets, avoiding £231K in costs and saving 335 tonnes CO2e, equivalent to driving around the globe 10 times in an SUV. Lessons learned included the importance of planned preventative maintenance, engaging operational staff, showcasing quick returns on investment, leveraging diverse expertise, and utilising automated project management tools. The initiative's success has prompted plans for a second round of interventions across the Council's assets.

UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 legacy – Trafford Council

Trafford Council have used the legacy of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 as a huge opportunity for women and girls across Trafford to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football.

Public Health Community Grants Programme – Worcestershire County Council

Worcestershire’s community grant programme has enabled hyperlocal projects aimed at increasing levels of physical activity for women and girls to be developed.

A collaborative approach to increasing girls’ engagement of school sport and physical activity – Nottingham & Derby Cities

National children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust worked collaboratively with Active Partners Trust (APT) to develop and deliver a programme of intervention to schools in targeted communities, to increase engagement and enjoyment of physical activity.

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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Sefton's health visiting landscape: Pioneering solutions for community wellbeing

In Sefton, the provider Mersey Care's health visiting services have embarked on an evolving journey, to address deep rooted challenges such as poverty, health inequalities and logistical complexities of service delivery across a diverse borough.

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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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A city-wide commitment to children: Hull’s active START learning

Centred around the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) as an intervention point, Hull has adopted a whole-system approach to promote children’s healthy weight.

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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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