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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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A city-wide commitment to children: Hull’s active START learning

Centred around the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) as an intervention point, Hull has adopted a whole-system approach to promote children’s healthy weight.

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A collaborative approach to Helping Older People Remain Independent in their Homes.

A collaborative approach to Helping Older People Remain Independent in their Homes.

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A personalised approach to quality assuring care and support - Surrey County Council

Surrey County Council has a quality assurance team of 4.5 quality assurance managers who undertake monitoring visits to care homes, home care providers and supported living schemes.

A regional approach to assessing the risk of market failure

The East Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Network group commissioned a project on how to assess the risk of market failure at a regional and sub-regional level. This project was based on the premise that early communication between authorities can enable interventions to prevent market failure, or help manage the impact of any failure. The project was supported by the LGA through the Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP).

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A tailored fund to help grassroots BME groups

Brighton & Hove City Council made a commitment to do more to actively challenge racial inequality and become an anti-racist city. It includes a promise to draw up an anti-racism strategy and the creation of a dedicated community fund for BME community groups. This case study forms part of the health inequalities hub.

Active Family Challenge (Bristol City Council

The project context The Active Family Challenge was set up to encourage children away from the TV and computer and increase their physical activity levels. It was also designed to provide research for Bristol City Council into gaps in services. It aimed to find out whether focusing on the whole family would increase activity.

Active Herts

Active Herts is a research led and independently evaluated project which uses evidence-based behaviour change techniques to support inactive adults to increase their physical activity levels.

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Advancing perinatal and infant mental health care in County Durham: A health visiting initiative

In response to perinatal and infant mental health challenges, Durham County Council's commissioned health visiting service has significantly advanced its care delivery through a skill mix model and the introduction of specialised roles.

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Air quality in Portsmouth: using design principles to address air quality

Public health in Portsmouth is threatened by poor air quality. Across the UK, it is estimated that air pollution contributes to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year.

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Alvanley Family Practice in Stockport

Alvanley Family Practice is an award-winning, person-centred, evidence-based family practice, located in Woodley, Greater Manchester. Their collaborative and forward-thinking social prescribing methodology has gained international recognition amongst healthcare professionals and is being dubbed 'The Alvanley Way'.

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