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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COVID-19 case studies

Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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Peak District and Derbyshire Hospitality Sector

Businesses, the public agencies and colleges have come together in the Peak District and Derbyshire to improve skills pathways into hospitality careers.

West Midlands Combined Authority Digital Bootcamps

West Midlands Combined Authority has used £5 million of national funding to commission digital retraining bootcamps for adults, working with over 20 specialist training providers.

Kirklees Council Adult and Community Learning

Kirklees Council have re-organised their services to have greater capacity and a clearer focus on adult skills and local growth.

Essex County Council Electric Vehicle Training

Essex County Council secured £100,000 from the first round of the UK Community Renewal Fund to establish a new electric vehicle centre at Harlow College.

Liverpool City Region Test and Learn

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have supported a programme of Test and Learn pilots to drive innovation in the delivery of adult skills.

South Kesteven District Council: Customising COVID-19 ARG funding to support business growth, diversification & resilience

South Kesteven District Council allocated £1.2m of it’s Central Government ARG COVID-19 Grant Allocation to create a grant scheme based around supporting new and existing businesses to diversify and enable them to be more resilient in the future.

Good work case study: County Durham

Darren Knowd from Durham County Council and Caroline High from Believe Housing explain what 'good work' means to them and what can be done to support it at a local level.

Good work case study: Greater Manchester

Ravi Badat from Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Chris Smallwood from Anchor Removals explain what 'good work' means to them and what can be done to support it at a local level.

Good work case study: Lambeth

Brodie Turner and Ruth Hitchings from Lambeth Council and Elle Moss from Drew + Rose explain what 'good work' means to them and what can be done to support it at a local level.