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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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Gateshead small awards micro-funding programme

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Social prescribing in Oldham

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Well Rotherham - Well North

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

York: promoting and supporting voices in the community

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Salutogenesis: an introduction

Author Professor Bengt Lindstrom MD PhD DrPH is Professor of Salutogenesis and Health Promotion at the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenberg, and Director of Health Promotion Research at the Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki. This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Local contact tracing: Swindon

Swindon launched its local contact tracing service in late August, staffed by members of the public health team and the Live Well Swindon Community Resilience Hub. This case study is part of a series on local contact tracing.

Local contact tracing: Preston

In many two tier areas, Preston County Council has taken the lead on setting up local contact tracing teams. Often they host the contact tracers, leaving the districts to do the home visits. This case study is part of a series on local contact tracing.

Local contact tracing: Liverpool

From the start of October, Liverpool council went live with a more enhanced version of contact tracing. The national team started passing down cases after 24 hours and Liverpool’s contact tracers were given access to the CTAS recording system.

Tackling smoking in pregnancy in Derbyshire

Derbyshire County Council looked at their maternity pathway and ways to identify improvements and reduce smoking in pregnancy (SiP) rates. Smoking is the main modifiable risk factor associated with a range of poor pregnancy outcomes and can impact on the health of the child throughout their lifetime.

Local contact tracing: Leicester

Leicester never really left lockdown. In late June it had the highest rate of positive cases in the country so just before the re-opening of restaurants, bars and hairdressers on 4 July it was announced the city was to go in reverse.