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

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

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).

Bath: Home First/D2A

CURO is a not-for-profit housing and support organisation based in Bath, providing affordable homes and care and support services across the West of England. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Blackburn with Darwen Council: making the most of telecare

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council has put itself at the forefront of assistive care technology. It uses both monitored and stand-alone devices to help 2,500 people live independently.

Digitalisation

Bradford and Airedale Region: working with the NHS to provide telemedicine

The health service and local government have worked together closely across the Bradford and Airedale region to provide telemedicine to care home residents and people in the community.

Digitalisation

Brighton & Hove’s re-ablement home care service, Independence at Home

Brighton & Hove's re-ablement home care service, Independence at Home, provides a six week programme to help people to regain their confidence and independence after a period in hospital, which also reduces demand on statutory services.

Efficiency and income generation

Cambridgeshire County Council :Technology Enabled Discharge (TED)

In late 2017 the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) team began working on a project to improve pathways and access to TEC for those who were being discharged from hospital. The aim was to significantly increase the take-up of lifelines and telecare within a vulnerable cohort that would most benefit from them and ensure that people had access to the councils in house Reablement Enhanced Response Service (ERS). This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care resource.

Central Bedfordshire: Hospital Discharge Service - Person Tracker

To provide an equitable hospital discharge experience for residents whilst improving performance associated to delayed transfers, a bespoke Hospital Discharge Service was established in October 2017, with the use of iBCF monies to expand the council’s ‘discharge team’ located at the hospital where the greater number of admissions historically occurred. This example of a local initiative forms part of our managing transfers of care 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.

Collaboration with care providers - improving quality through relationships

A key priority of the Isle of Wight’s ‘Care Close to Home’ Strategy is to deliver significant improvements to the quality of adult social care registered services. This forms part of our adult social care markets and commissioning resource.