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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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Creating a 'green team' to engage with communities and businesses in Basingstoke and Deane

haped through public consultation and adopted in March 2021, the Climate Change and Air Quality Strategy sets out how the council leads by example, enables and inspires change, and challenges and works with partners, businesses, communities and others to cut emissions across Basingstoke and Deane.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Police form partnership

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) and the Derbyshire Police have formed a limited liability partnership (LLP) which could be used as a blueprint for similar arrangements in other parts of the country.

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Encouraging staff to be more empowered

Devon County Council wanted to develop engaging and innovative ways for employees to become immersed in the aims of the organisation.

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Healthy Child Programme during COVID-19

Over the last six months these teams have come up with new ways of supporting families during a pandemic. These case studies highlight the vital role that health visiting and school nurse services play in identifying problems early and giving children the best start in life.

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Improving satisfaction levels with new email system

Nottinghamshire County Council improved resident satisfaction with council services as a result of implementing a new email system in October 2013.

Improving the prospects of young offenders

By working with the youth offending team, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council's Streetscene Service offers young offenders work experience and mentoring to help them improve their long-term prospects of finding work.

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Just enough care and support model for older people

Wirral council carried out a procurement process and streamlined the number of domiciliary care service providers.

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Maldon District Council: Bringing together businesses during the pandemic

Our 'Supporting councils with business engagement' report captured learning from councils' contact with businesses over the course of the pandemic and their plans going forward. One example was Maldon District Council, who brought together local businesses to identify where support was needed and establish networks.

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Redesigning services to tackle antisocial behaviour

Suffolk County Council's Committee Safety Partnership identified 80 families as at the root of antisocial behaviour problems, enabling early intervention.

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Redeveloping Earls Court - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

The Earl's Court redevelopment site spans approximately 28 hectares (69 acres). The site includes the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, a railway depot and the Gibbs Green and West Kensington housing estates. The developer has submitted two planning applications to two local authorities, as the site spans two areas.

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