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South Cambridgeshire District Council Zero Carbon Strategy

South Cambridgeshire District Council set out a wide-ranging zero carbon strategy, outlining the many ways in which it is encouraging, supporting and influencing action on climate change in the district.

Winchester City Council: Community and parish climate engagement

Winchester City Council has been working with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) and the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to support the development of climate action hubs across the Winchester district.

Improving recycling in high-rise properties across Hounslow

From August 2019 – May 2021, the London Borough of Hounslow and Ogilvy Consulting’s Behavioural Science Practice collaborated on a rigorous behavioural insights trial to effectively test ways to increase recycling in high-rise properties.

South Cambridgeshire District Council: Zero Carbon Communities grant scheme

The grant scheme provides an annual round of funding for projects on themes such as active travel (cycling, walking, public transport), energy efficiency improvements to community buildings, shifts to lower carbon diets, planting trees and recycling. The wider programme provides workshops, forums and an e-bulletin for networking and sharing of good practice and ideas.

Partnership Integrated Triage (PIT STOP)

The Partnership Integrated Triage pilot was developed with a view to providing a streamlined and robust offer of early help to children and families as a high proportion of all information shared by the Police with Children’s Single point of contact concluded with no further action being taken.

Children’s social work collaboration celebrates 10 years of better outcomes

The Children’s Social Work Matters (CSWM) programme was launched 10 years ago to champion the vital role of children’s social workers and raise industry standards.

Electric Vehicle Taxi transition

Air Quality reviews locally identified taxi emissions as a significant source of air pollution within the Cambridge Air Quality Management area.

Pan-Cheshire – Tackling perpetrators of domestic abuse across Cheshire

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and My Cheshire Without Abuse (My CWA) wanted to improve domestic abuse services across Cheshire with an emphasis on challenging perpetrators.

Manchester City Council – Safe and Together

In 2017 Manchester set out to shift the culture and practice of children’s social care to become more domestic abuse informed and enable practitioners to have greater confidence in challenging the perpetrator and holding them to account.