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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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Greenfield Community and Arts Centre – Encouraging young people to make healthy lifestyle choices

Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control over their lives Summary

Building Brighter Smiles – Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Faced with very poor oral health in young children and significant inequalities throughout the district, Bradford Metropolitan District Council has prioritised the oral health of young children, including it in its Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Inequalities Action Plan.

Smile4Life – Lancashire and Cumbria

Children in Lancashire and Cumbria have poorer dental health compared to children in other parts of England. The Smile4Life programme was developed in partnership with local authorities to address this problem.

Suffolk Smiles part of the Healthy Child Programme – Suffolk County Council

While oral health in Suffolk is generally good, just over 18 per cent of five-year-olds already have dental decay and in some parts of the county nearly a quarter have one or more decayed teeth.

Healthy baby infant feeding policy – Manchester

Very young children in Manchester were found to have high levels of tooth decay. Prolonged bottle feeding, often with sugared drinks, was of particular concern in this area.

Daily supervised teeth brushing in schools – Teeside

A scheme ran in Teeside aimed at improving the oral health of young children by providing materials for supervised teeth brushing in schools.

Smile Award Plus – Buckinghamshire County Council

To improve the oral health of early years children and their families, Buckinghamshire County Council has commissioned the ‘Smile Award Plus’ programme.

Healthy futures: supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

 All children have health needs, and local authorities now have a major role in meeting these.

Best start in life: promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people

In this briefing you will find examples of councils that are looking at innovative ways to provide support with a focus on children and families rather than static services, as well as more information about the scale of the problem and what steps can be taken.