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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Gateshead small awards micro-funding programme

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Social prescribing in Oldham

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Well Rotherham - Well North

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

York: promoting and supporting voices in the community

This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Salutogenesis: an introduction

Author Professor Bengt Lindstrom MD PhD DrPH is Professor of Salutogenesis and Health Promotion at the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenberg, and Director of Health Promotion Research at the Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki. This case study is an example of the practical use of asset-based approaches in communities.

Isle of Wight: Personal Assistant Hospital Discharge Initiative and PA Hub

Avoiding and reducing care home admissions on the Isle of Wight

Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities: Engaging and empowering system leaders to influence health and wellbeing in their communities

Pennine Lancashire has over 250 elected members. During the discovery phase for the trailblazer programme we began to engage with a range of councillors across the footprint. We discovered that whilst many elected members were interested in health and wellbeing, the majority felt as though they were ill-prepared to be able to influence the agenda, specifically around healthy weight within their ward and/or portfolio, and so ‘system leadership’ was identified as a key lever for the programme.

Local contact tracing: Swindon

Swindon launched its local contact tracing service in late August, staffed by members of the public health team and the Live Well Swindon Community Resilience Hub. This case study is part of a series on local contact tracing.

Local contact tracing: Preston

In many two tier areas, Preston County Council has taken the lead on setting up local contact tracing teams. Often they host the contact tracers, leaving the districts to do the home visits. This case study is part of a series on local contact tracing.

Local contact tracing: Liverpool

From the start of October, Liverpool council went live with a more enhanced version of contact tracing. The national team started passing down cases after 24 hours and Liverpool’s contact tracers were given access to the CTAS recording system.