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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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Language Leads Approach pilot in Nottingham City: Training and supporting language champions within early years settings

This evidence-based Language Leads Approach, which consists of training and mentoring a designated practitioner to become the SLC lead in their setting, was piloted in Nottingham City. Despite the positive impact of the LLA, the pilot, ran in 2021/22, saw a very high attrition rate amongst the private, voluntary, and independent settings (PVIs). Staff cover during the COVID pandemic was the barrier to attendance, with the need to develop flexible approaches to the LLA training.

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Speech and language service integration in order to improve outcomes through early intervention

City of Doncaster Council has worked with local partners to create a universal and targeted pathway for speech, language and communication support to compliment the specialist NHS Speech and Language Therapy pathway.

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Royal Borough of Greenwich: Corporate parenting partnership

Royal Borough of Greenwich have implemented an ambitious, co-produced corporate parenting partnership strategy through a dynamic corporate parenting partnership board. With children and young people, being a driving force behind this.

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Swindon SEND Community Connected (Low Investment High Impact Services for Family Hubs)

In June 2023 the LGA were awarded funding to support the sharing of good practice across LAs, which supports the development of Family Hubs.

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Cornwall Accessible Activity Programme (Low Investment High Impact Services for Family Hubs)

In June 2023 the LGA were awarded funding to support the sharing of good practice across LAs, which supports the development of Family Hubs.

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Digital Solutions for Family Hubs and Start for Life: Learnings from Coventry

As part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, local authorities are shaping enhanced services delivered through transformed hubs to ensure all families can access the support they need and improve health and education outcomes.

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Digital Solutions for Family Hubs and Start for Life: Learnings from Cornwall

As part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, local authorities are shaping enhanced services delivered through transformed hubs to ensure all families can access the support they need and improve health and education outcomes.

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Digital solutions for family hubs and start for life: Learnings from Barnsley

As part of the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, local authorities are shaping enhanced services delivered through transformed hubs to ensure all families can access the support they need and improve health and education outcomes.

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Family Hubs in Lancashire

The objectives of the Lancashire Family Hubs Networks are, to support the wider Lancashire Children Young People and Families Partnership long-term vision, in providing a universal family support service where mothers, fathers, carers, children, young people and families, can access the early help and support they need to build stronger and more resilient families. 

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How Wiltshire’s Parent Carer Council has reduced barriers to engagement

The Wiltshire Parent Carer Council has achieved a unique reach by reducing barriers to membership. It’s currently made up of over 4000 active members who share their thoughts about the services they access.

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