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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Staffordshire County Council supporting covid developmental recovery in pre-school children

Staffordshire Libraries and Arts Service run a very successful annual Summer Reading Challenge. Early Years practitioners in Staffordshire reported a negative impact on the development of early speech and language as a result of the pandemic. The Mini Summer Reading Challenge seemed an ideal programme to support parents and settings with early speech and language in the home learning environment.

‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

The Energetic Lifestyles project explored young people’s perspectives, in establishing an improved understanding of the perceptions and barriers to energy efficient behaviours among young people and ethnically diverse communities.

Installing quick win energy efficiency measures in City of York Council

City of York Council has introduced a “Quickwins” Energy Efficiency Support Service to support its tenants with improving the energy efficiency of their homes and reducing the cost of fuel bills.

Stroud District Council: Planning to scale up retrofit?

At Stroud District Council we have more than 20 years’ experience working in partnership on retrofit. Our experience on issues such as affordable warmth is now seen as integral to a wider ‘retrofit challenge’.

Herefordshire County Council: Understanding a Retrofit Hub

Over one-third of Herefordshire’s greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to be from heating homes and other buildings. The role of retrofit will be important to decarbonise buildings across Herefordshire if we are to reach the county’s zero carbon target by 2030.

DePoLARiZE (Delivering Port of Liverpool-Associated Road freight Zero Emissions)

The project aimed to identify potential practical measures for decarbonising freight traffic and to convene relevant stakeholders in transforming freight mobilities to and from the Port of Liverpool, so as to kickstart an ongoing process for collaborative and effective action on this challenging issue.

We Are Newham, We Are Food Growing

We Are Food Growing is an initiative to support schools to develop their own food gardens in playgrounds.

Bolsover Means Business

A hyper-local project aiming to help hard to reach businesses gain the skills they need to transition to net zero.

SENsational Story and Play

Collaborating with Children’s Services in the LGA Family Hubs Peer Review, Dorset Library Service began to explore how we could develop our contribution to the Best Start in Life* and Dorset Council’s: Our Children, Young People’s and Families Plan 2020-2023.

Inspiring conferences to be sustainable

The Brighton Centre team is collaborating with conference organisers, businesses and residents to create a sustainable conference culture that leaves a positive impact on the local environment and communities.