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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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Birmingham: We were the perfect test bed for CQC

As the second biggest city in the country, Birmingham City Council's Corporate Director for Adult Social Care Professor Graeme Betts thought it would be the perfect testing ground for the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) assurance process.

North Lincolnshire: We should see it as an opportunity

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) assurance regime should be seen as an opportunity for council adult social care, says North Lincolnshire Director of Adults and Health, Karen Pavey.

Suffolk: There was a huge amount of work involved

Suffolk County Council was a late addition to the pilot scheme when the call came in early summer Director of Adult and Community Services Georgia Chimbani put her hand up. “We thought why not, we are always striving to improve and this seemed a good way to test ourselves.”

Engaging care leavers through a regional football tournament

Leeds Care Leaver Service has been proactively exploring strategies to enhance the utilisation of Archway, our Leeds Care Leavers Hub, with a specific emphasis on our Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) community.

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Co-produced SEND Community Offer

The development of this offer involved working with parent carers, CYP, and community partners to produce a summer community offer. The offer was designed to ensure local families have opportunities to access positive activities, build networks and friendships, access excellent quality information and build their confidence of using universal services and exploring the Local Offer.

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Ohana: building a new community for care experienced young parents

Ohana is a Hertfordshire County Council project built in partnership with care experienced parents to offer them emotional and practical support.

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Free prescriptions for care leavers in Sandwell

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has been working hard to gain funding for free prescriptions for care leavers.

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Providing council tax support for young people out of authority

Council tax support was given to a young person placed out of authority in need of financial assistance. This had a positive impact and has since been rolled our further.

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Safe Soulmates: a friendship organisation for adults who have additional needs

Safe Soulmates is a friendship organisation for adults who have additional needs including autistic adults and adults with a learning disability.  It runs social events and can support individuals to form romantic relationships if there is a mutual connection. This case study forms part of the What Good Looks Like report on people with a learning disability and autistic people.

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