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Darlington: using pies and pints to harness the power of community action

Rather than accepting that fewer financial resources mean poorer services, Darlington has shown that with the right approach, residents can be engaged in a way which not only helps maintain service levels but brings the community together.

Case Study

Darlington: using pies and pints to harness the power of community action

Teignbridge: creating Garden Communities using digital engagement

Two neighbourhoods of Teignbridge District Council were awarded Garden Community Status in 2019. Residents were offered the opportunity to be part of the plans to build vibrant, green neighbourhoods but the pandemic disrupted face-to-face engagement. Determined to involve local people in the project, the council pioneered a set of digital initiatives, the success of which has given Teignbridge Council the confidence to explore other ways to increase resident participation.

Case Study

Teignbridge: creating Garden Communities using digital engagement

Young people's involvement in the Pan London Care Leavers Offer

The Pan London Care Leavers Offer forms part of the work by the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) and is led by a strategic working group of policy makers from ALDCS, London Councils, Partnership for Young London (PYL) and The Greater London Authority.

Young people's involvement in the Pan London Care Leavers Offer

Engaging young people in policy development

Putting children at the heart of policy making, including involving them directly in policy development, is important. Councils are already working hard to engage children and young people in policy development, as seen in a series of case studies on this page.

Engaging young people in policy development