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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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NHS Health Checks: Bath and North East Somerset

Bath and North East Somerset Council has a good track record of inviting and getting people in for NHS Health Checks. Strong partnership work with GP practices has been key to that success. The team is now looking at how digital Health Checks could bring new opportunities to reach those least likely to take up the offer.

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NHS Health Checks: London Borough of Newham

Around 14,000 NHS Health Checks take place in Newham each year. Newham Council commissions the borough’s GP federation to deliver them, which sub-contracts to GP practices. Along with some neighbouring boroughs, Newham benefits from excellent data through a partnership with the Clinical Effectiveness Group based at Queen Mary University of London.

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Increasing fostering capacity through housing solutions

Housing is one of the routes to increase fostering capacity, predominantly by working with existing in-house carers who could offer homes to more children but are restricted by the size / type of home they live in.

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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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North East regional approach to digital workforce skills

The North East saw a common challenge across their staff and working together with the TSA have been able to implement a regional wide approach to upskilling staff in digital and technology skills. This upskilling of staff has resulted in increased confidence as reported by staff and an increase in care technology referrals.

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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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Wiltshire Council, Assurance case study

The council has developed a Cabinet Tracker to ensure effective oversight, consideration by relevant officers across the council and sign off of all Cabinet reports.

North West Leicestershire District Council, Assurance case study

Both members and officers understand that good governance is important to both the political and managerial leadership of the council.

Essex County Council, Assurance case study

Council-wide assurance means having mechanisms in place to ensure evidence-based, sound, and transparent decision making. Within Essex, this takes place in multiple ways.

Hackney early interaction project

The Hackney Early Interaction Project is a pilot project which has gathered and applied learning on how local services can best facilitate children’s early language development. The project has taken a deep dive in to one neighbourhood in the London Borough of Hackney, by mapping and building on the strengths of current local systems to enhance the universal and early language offer in the community. The Hackney Early Interaction project has been funded through the North-East London Integrated Commissioning Board (NEL ICB) Place Based Partnership from September 2022-March 2024.

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