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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Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Police form partnership

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) and the Derbyshire Police have formed a limited liability partnership (LLP) which could be used as a blueprint for similar arrangements in other parts of the country.

Encouraging staff to be more empowered

Devon County Council wanted to develop engaging and innovative ways for employees to become immersed in the aims of the organisation.

Design in the public sector

Health land | London Borough of Sutton London Cancer Hub

This is the third case study in One Public Estate's 'Unlocking the value in public sector assets', published in 2017.

Improving satisfaction levels with new email system

Nottinghamshire County Council improved resident satisfaction with council services as a result of implementing a new email system in October 2013.

Improving the prospects of young offenders

By working with the youth offending team, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council's Streetscene Service offers young offenders work experience and mentoring to help them improve their long-term prospects of finding work.

Demand management

Just enough care and support model for older people

Wirral council carried out a procurement process and streamlined the number of domiciliary care service providers.

Demand management

Redesigning services to tackle antisocial behaviour

Suffolk County Council's Committee Safety Partnership identified 80 families as at the root of antisocial behaviour problems, enabling early intervention.

Demand management

Redeveloping Earls Court - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea & London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

The Earl's Court redevelopment site spans approximately 28 hectares (69 acres). The site includes the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, a railway depot and the Gibbs Green and West Kensington housing estates. The developer has submitted two planning applications to two local authorities, as the site spans two areas.

Social Housing Connectivity in Leeds

Leeds has a clear ambition to be 100% Digital, where everyone in the city has the opportunity to get online and to develop digital skills and confidence. To measure progress against this ambition, one of the council’s “20 for 2020 Key Indicators” is the percentage of adults in Leeds who have all 5 basic digital skills. 

Digitalisation

Tackling smoking cessation in hard to reach groups

Hampshire County Council and the Isle of Wight Council procured an area profile of customers, using it to help increase motivation to stop smoking.

Demand management