Case studies

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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Third sector support for those working with older people - Leeds City Council

Leeds Public Health Older People’s team implemented a range of interventions to provide proactive support to the third sector.

Kent: Using community wardens to help older at risk of social isolation

Kent County Council's pilot project helps to support older people in the community who are isolated and at risk of loosing their independence.

Leeds: Supporting men with a dedicated network and health coordinator

Men’s Health Unlocked launched in late 2020 with National Lottery funding and backed by Leeds City Council and the voluntary sector.

Greater Manchester: Improving access to health services in the LGBT community

Health services across Greater Manchester have been encouraged to adopt LGBT-friendly practices through a partnership involving the LGBT Foundation and the local NHS and councils in the region. 

South Gloucestershire: Making sure we're there for children in need

South Gloucestershire agreed a new plan for children’s social care in October 2021 which will see an extra £10m invested over the coming three to five years.

Sutton: Our plan to create an age-friendly borough

Sutton Council and Age UK Sutton are working together to make the London borough a more age-friendly place.

Cornwall: Keeping children healthy and happy

Cornwall Council and the Active Cornwall partnership have prioritised the health of children by running projects to keep them active and support their development and emotional and mental health.

Eastleigh: Year-long drive to get women active

Eastleigh Borough Council is increasing female activity levels by running a year-long sports promotion campaign in partnership with This Girl Can.

South Staffordshire District Council: A collaborative approach to the economic recovery

South Staffordshire District Council have developed a ten-point plan for their local economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, prioritising those areas where the council can make a real impact over both the short and long-term, and putting strong relationships with businesses and partners as the foundation.

Broxtowe Borough Council: Creating new commercial units to support SMEs

Broxtowe Borough Council are supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the borough by developing new commercial units to boost inward investment and create new jobs. The council was successful in bidding for funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to develop these units in response to audits that were carried out by the council to understand the needs of SMEs in the borough.