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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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Modern slavery – bringing a national challenge to a local audience

With official figures estimating that there are at least 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, the issue is a national challenge. Katherine Lloyd, Communications Team Leader (Campaigns and Digital) at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, explains how the council translated this national picture into a local reality and helped residents to understand that nowhere is immune from the problem.

Slough Borough Council’s Modern Slavery campaign

In October 2018, Slough Borough Council launched a multi-channelled campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery and its many guises, and encourage people to report instances of modern slavery they may have witnessed.

ForWard House – A New Model for Outstanding Refuge Provision

In 2016 following ten years of partnership working, ForWard House opened its doors at a time when refuges across the country were closing.

Telford and Wrekin Council: developing and helping to build recovery

Telford and Wrekin Council has been revamping its approach to substance misuse in recent years.

West Sussex Council: looking out for children

West Sussex Council’s substance misuse service has set up a dedicated family team to help ensure the needs of children whose parents are under the care of the team are properly catered for.

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Councils: supporting prisoners

An integrated substance misuse service has been set up to work in the community and local prison.

Liverpool City Council: providing a holistic drop-in service for street drinkers

Liverpool City Council has run a dropin service for street drinkers over recent summers, providing substance misuse help alongside other support, such as mental health care and housing support.

Oxfordshire County Council: giving service users ‘a sense of purpose’

A café staffed by substance misuse service users has been created in Oxfordshire to help people recover from their problems.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council: helping high-impact problem drinkers

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has worked with Alcohol Concern to support the most difficult, hard-to-reach drinkers.

Surrey County Council: the benefits of outreach work

Surrey County Council has set up a specialist outreach team to work with the most hardto-reach drinkers.