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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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Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Coproducing and All-Age Autism Strategy

Partnership across Greater Manchester to develop a new All-Age Strategy. Ensuring that the strategy meets the needs of autistic people at all stages of the life-course.

Leicester City Council: Every Voice Counts: autism co-production good practice – post- diagnostic support

The NHS England/Improvement short term funded project took place over three months in 2021 and aimed to engage local autistic people and their families.

Plymouth City Council: Plymouth Autistic Employment Project

A partnership project between Plymouth City Council and Job Centre Plus supports autistic people to find and sustain employment.

Meaningful Co-Production and Engagement across Derby/Derbyshire

The Derby and Derbyshire Autism Partnership Board (APB) has been established for 10 years, has an autistic co-chair and good representation from commissioners, health, providers, parents, and Experts by Experience (EbE’s). Derbyshire County Council support the APB with Derbyshire Autism Service providing an autism friendly meeting room when required

HealthConex: Recruiting overseas for social care providers in England

Ronan Carolan set up HealthConex, which specialises in recruiting nurses and care staff to the UK and Ireland, and, having seen a wide variety of practice within the industry, he was driven by a desire to recruit ethically and see candidates as clients, not commodities.

Wakefield: providing integrated care from community hubs

Joint health and care teams have been established in the West Yorkshire district of Wakefield. The teams work from community hubs, helping keep people out of hospital. 

Harrogate: how council-owned leisure group is taking holistic approach

Harrogate Borough Council has set up a community health and wellbeing company, Brimhams Active, to run its gyms, leisure centres and community hubs. 

Barnsley: creating a diagnostic hub in new retail and leisure centre

In Barnsley the hospital trust and council have worked together to create a diagnostic unit in the new retail and leisure centre, which has been developed as part of a £200 million regeneration of the town centre. The diagnostic unit will provide local people with access to a range tests and scans and help reduce the backlog in planned care that has developed during the pandemic.

Cambridge: how a café is helping people to recover from substance misuse

The Edge Café in Cambridge provides support to people recovering from substance misuse and those with mental health problems by running recovery groups and providing opportunities for volunteering.

Newcastle: providing drug and alcohol rehab from a library

An element of drug and alcohol recovery support has been run from a community library since 2019 in Newcastle.