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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Supporting the Home Learning Environment for Children with SEND Dingley’s Promise

In June 2023 the LGA were awarded funding to support the sharing of good practice across LAs, which supports the home learning environment (HLE).

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Warrington Borough Council: No Wrong Door service

Warrington Borough Council implemented the No Wrong Door programme and runs the service from it's dedicated 'The Lighthouse' hub as a way of providing support to young people who are within or on the edge of the care system.

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Families Active Sporting Together (FAST)

The FAST programme is funded by, and working in partnership with, Sport England. It was launched in 2018 and initially based in the targeted wards of Bicester and Kidlington with the aim to make it easier for families to access and enjoy physical activity and sport together.

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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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Herefordshire’s response to increased incidence of Early Years Children with SEND - SEND Early Years and Inclusion

In Herefordshire we knew that we had rising numbers of EY children with SEND. Our ambition was to have an Early Years SEND service that encompasses a holistic approach to the early identification, support of, provision for and placement of Early Years children with SEND.

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