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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Tackling inequalities and disproportionality – Camden Council

Following reports of disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on people from Black, Asian and other ethnic backgrounds, Camden Council formed a working group to investigate.

Political leadership: Bolsover District Council

After nearly 50 years of a Labour controlled Authority, in May 2019 the Council were in the situation of no overall control.

Political leadership: Middlesbrough Council

Middlesbrough Council is a unitary local authority with a directly elected Mayor. In the 2019 (all out) elections, an Independent Mayor (Andy Preston) was returned, replacing the outgoing Labour Mayor.

Cheshire West and Chester: the Youth Federation’s Holistic Mental Health Support service

Youth Fed’s mental health programme intends to provide an alternative to crisis or secondary mental health support. The programme aims to ensure that young people can find help easily at an early point of need.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Solar

Solar was created to transform Solihull’s local provision from a four-tier 0-17 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) model with high service thresholds into an integrated approach with improved access for young people and families and better partnership working.

Wandsworth Borough Council: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is an inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote protective factors which are associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.

Upholding Human Rights: Promoting the vote for adults with learning disabilities.

Social workers in Bradford are taking part in the Promote the Vote campaign in the run up to local and mayoral elections on May 6th.

Wolverhampton City Council: Applying behavioural science principles as quick wins to COVID work

Wolverhampton City Council wanted to draw on behavioural science methodology and insights across their response to the pandemic. They found there is a need to balance the practical (what’s feasible) whilst drawing on principles and insights which can increase the impact of their work.

Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity

South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Community centred approaches to COVID-19 

The aim of the community centred programme is to increase the take-up of COVID testing and vaccine offer across Bradford in areas with low acceptance rates.