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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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Working with survivors of domestic violence on the award-winning campaign 'Love is Not Abuse' – Wigan Council

Wigan Council worked closely with survivors of domestic abuse to drive a step change in the borough’s response to this complex social problem. This included an award-winning media and engagement campaign, 'Love is Not Abuse', which challenged widespread assumptions about what constitutes domestic abuse and the most effective ways to communicate with victims.

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Working with housing association 'Bolton at Home' to reduce unemployment and deprivation – Bolton Council

Seeking to identify ways to close gaps of employment, deprivation and engagement in one of Bolton’s most deprived areas, Bolton Council provided funding and significant freedom of action to a housing association, as the best-embedded organisation within the community, to experiment with innovative forms of community engagement where traditional approaches had failed.

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Ward co-ordination in Manchester

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Walsall Council's experience of cumulative Equality Impact Assessment

An example of how a council significantly improved its equality impact assessment processes.

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Using volunteering and incentivising greater community engagement to improve neighbourhoods

Chorley Council has invested in a number of community action activities as part of the consideration of new service models, moving away from a traditional service delivery approach, to an integrated public services model.

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Upholding Human Rights: Promoting the vote for adults with learning disabilities

Social workers in Bradford are taking part in the Promote the Vote campaign in the run up to local and mayoral elections on May 6th.

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Transforming Neighbourhoods

Transforming Neighbourhoods was a two-year programme of research, innovation and practical action carried out by the Young Foundation, with support from the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), between April 2005 and March 2007.

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The evolution of a neighbourhood management service

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham This article is the first in a series that will follow the progress made by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham towards a new, borough-wide neighbourhood management (NM) service.

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Surrey interfaith forum

The Surrey Interfaith Forum (SIF) is an important partnership bringing together faith leaders across the county to harness and build on the work that was carried out with partners during the pandemic, supporting the communities of Surrey.

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Supporting Ukrainian families through HAF provision

Over 140 Ukrainian families attended holiday playschemes in Cambridgeshire over the summer holidays.

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