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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COVID-19 case studies

Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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Darlington: Vaccination bus offers easier route to COVID-19 jabs

Over the summer of 2021, Darlington Borough Council’s very own vaccine bus hit the roads across Darlington to encourage more people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

Charnwood: Dedicated teams to support retail and hospitality business

Charnwood Borough Council set up a dedicated business compliance team at the start of the pandemic to support retail businesses and hospitality venues.