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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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Worcestershire County Council predicts longer-term care needs using UPRNs

Worcestershire County Council saw a need to develop improved foresight relating to demands on its health and welfare services in response to the pandemic.

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Durham County Council combines datasets using the UPRN to assist vulnerable residents

With the onset of COVID-19, Durham County Council needed to identify vulnerable individuals in the area and target them with specific assistance services.

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Leeds City Council uses UPRNs to identify shielding individuals during COVID-19

In March 2020 with the onset of COVID-19, Leeds City Council needed to identify clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people who had particular health conditions, particularly those who needed to shield or be protected from COVID-19.

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Mole Valley’s use of UPRNs to link datasets to support clinically extremely vulnerable people

Mole Valley District Council believed that if NHS shielding datasets were linked to UPRNs their identification of, and support offered to clinically extremely vulnerable residents (CEVs) in the district would be improved.

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Using property identifiers to locate vulnerable people in Sedgemoor District in Somerset

Local Authorities in Somerset needed to contact those residents who were not already covered by the national NHS shielding programme but were nonetheless situationally vulnerable.

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Sheffield’s linking of UPRNs to council tax data to support over 70’s living alone

At the start of COVID-19 the council wanted to identify over 70’s living alone to ensure they were given sufficient support, however, the council didn’t have an effective way of identifying this target group.

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Using the UPRN to identify vulnerable individuals and provide support during the pandemic in Barnsley Council

At the onset of the pandemic Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council wanted to take a proactive approach to support members of its community. The council opted to build a Vulnerability Index.

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