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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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.

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.

The London Borough of Havering: Using the COM-B framework to develop a vaccine take up strategy

Adopted a systematic approach to encourage vaccine take up.

Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council

The 2019 election results were a surprise for some. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.

Political leadership: Plymouth City Council

Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.