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Commission on Culture and Local Government case studies

To help us evidence the four themes of the culture commission, we asked councils and local cultural sector partners to provide case studies that demonstrate the role publicly funded culture can play in place, social mobility, inclusive economic recovery and health inequalities.

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Councils and their local cultural sector partners across the country have found using cultural services can benefit their communities in a number of ways, from tackling ill health to loneliness, skills and employment and more. 

In the past few years, councils have delivered remarkable projects that highlight how these services provide fundamental support for residents. This hub has been designed to showcase these best practice examples following the launch of our Commission on Culture and Local Government. Case studies can be found within the four themes of the commission below.