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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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The power of Homesharing

82-year-old Oxfordshire-based Jennifer Baird was diagnosed with dementia after a stroke. She became confused and struggled with practical tasks. A sharer, Judith O’Boyle, was found through Share & Care Homeshare, and she lived with Jennifer for 12 months.

Gold Line, Bradford

The Gold Line is a dedicated 24/7 telephone service for people who may be in their last year of life and their families and aims to support them to receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Developing an information sharing platform to help people stay in their home

The social care technology company Konnektis and Bradford Metropolitan District Council have developed an information sharing platform which aims to help people to stay in their home. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Voluntary and community sector support, Bradford

Health and care leaders worked with the voluntary and community sector by investing £20,000 to support the sector to build its information sharing capability to achieve compliance and facilitate further information sharing and social prescribing. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

City Data Review, Leeds

To test progress towards shared ambitions and the effectiveness of the Health and Wellbing Board (HWB), the Board conducted a comprehensive and well-evidenced review process based on information sharing. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Information About Me (IAM) Co-design, Essex

The IAM form, a patient held record that can be changed, added to and enhanced as needs change, is an opportunity for patients to consider their own strengths, resources as well as their health and social care needs. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our care and health improvement digital and information resource.

Tackling delayed transfers of care in Ipswich and East Suffolk

In the last year, there has been a major transformation in how partners Ipswich and East Suffolk work together to tackle delayed transfers of care (DTOCs). For example, on 1 February 2018, 10 DTOCs were reported; in the same period in 2017 it was 49. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Tackling delayed transfers of care in Bradford District and Craven

Bradford District and Craven has a population of around 590,000 people. It is divided into two health and care partnership areas with distinct geographies and demographics. This example of how local areas are working to implement overall system change forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Leeds: improving men's health

Men tend to have poorer health than women. In Leeds the public health team has sought to tackle this by getting a better understanding of men’s needs.

London Borough of Southwark: a Health in All Policies approach

Key among this has been the adoption of a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach by the public health directorate, which aims to maximise how health and wellbeing interventions and outcomes are integrated across the council.