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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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Qualitative Evaluation of South Tyneside’s Welcoming Places Scheme

In response to the cost-of-living crisis and fuel poverty, South Tyneside implemented a ‘warm bank’ scheme, known initially as Warm Spaces, later renamed Welcoming Places, to provide residents places to stay warm while reducing energy bills.

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Reducing health inequalities in Luton, the first ‘Marmot Town’

Luton has a bold and ambitious vision, a healthy, fair sustainable town where everyone thrives and no-one lives in poverty.

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Sefton's health visiting landscape: Pioneering solutions for community wellbeing

In Sefton, the provider Mersey Care's health visiting services have embarked on an evolving journey, to address deep rooted challenges such as poverty, health inequalities and logistical complexities of service delivery across a diverse borough.

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Health visiting in Wolverhampton: a partnership approach

Wolverhampton has revolutionised its health visiting services through a strategic partnership with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT). This case study delves into the intricate challenges, innovative solutions, impactful outcomes, and valuable lessons learned from this shift and its implications for public health and the health visiting space.

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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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Child healthy weight in Sefton: addressing the social determinants through whole systems working

Sefton's approach to addressing child healthy weight is a multifaceted and partnership-centric strategy, delivered through their Start Well, Live Well and Age Well multi-agency approach.

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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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Evolving care in Hertfordshire: A unified approach to family health

This case study delves into Hertfordshire's strategic integration of health visiting and family support services to optimise the Healthy Child Programme. It outlines initiatives aimed at strengthening mental health support from the antenatal period to school age, enhancing workforce development, and providing targeted care for children with SEND.

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Lancashire's holistic approach to school readiness

Spanning 12 distinct districts, Lancashire’s health visiting service operates across a vast geographical region reaching into rural, urban, diverse and deprived areas.

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Innovative health visiting in Derbyshire: A model of partnership, efficiency and resilience

This case study explores the challenges faced, the innovative solutions implemented, the impact of these changes and the lessons learned from this journey.

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