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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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Leicester City Council – involving local residents

Leicester City Council and its partners have used community involvement in regenerating housing and the neighbourhood on the Braunstone Estate

Bristol – 20mph speed limits in areas of high health inequalities

Background The Marmot Review ‘Fair society, healthy lives' states that: "targeting [20 mph] zones in deprived residential areas would help lead to reductions in health inequalities".

Darlington Borough Council – Open spaces strategy

Summary Planners at Darlington Borough Council have produced an Open Spaces strategy. It prioritises improving the quality of open spaces close to areas of multiple deprivation to help reduce health inequalities.

Cumbria: three large practice based commissioning (pbc) groups

In Cumbria, integrated care consortia have had “hard” budgets distributed to six localities since April. There are six GP consortia or localities, each covering roughly 100,000 residents, aligned with District Council boundaries.

Manchester, practice based commissioning (PBC) developed into three hubs

Manchester has some of the most challenging health problems in the country. Life expectancy is amongst the lowest in England, and compared with national averages people are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, respiratory disease and accidents. There is a wide health gap between the city and the country as a whole.

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.

Carnegie Weight Management, NHS Peterborough

Project context Carnegie Weight Management (CWM) concentrates on a new service commissioned by NHS Peterborough as part of its response to increases in childhood obesity. The city currently has one of the highest childhood obesity rates for Year 6 children.

Harnessing community power in public health

This research briefing is for practice for services interested in involving members of the public in the delivery of public health programmes. It has been created by the People in Public Health research team at Leeds Metropolitan University.