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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Improving local skills and knowledge in achieving zero carbon housing (City of York)

Embedding green and low carbon techniques in the local construction curriculum.

Review of Temporary Accommodation Provision: working together to improving the availability of appropriate temporary accommodation across the county (Hertfordshire Property Partnership)

The objective of the project is to investigate the options available to local authorities in Hertfordshire to better meet the needs of families in temporary accommodation.

Successful Banning Order against rogue landlord

Coventry City Council made an application to the First Tier Tribunal for a Banning Order against a rogue landlord who was convicted in July 2019 of a Banning Order offence prescribed by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

Housing & Homelessness Alliance (Cornwall Council)

Establishing an alliance of statutory, voluntary and community sector partners to revitalise the countywide response to homelessness.

No Homelessness in Norfolk – People powered results (Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council)

Putting people with lived experience at the heart of homelessness strategy.

Mapping and development of garage sites in Oxford for community led affordable housing (Oxford City Council)

Piloting an engagement-led approach to identifying brownfield sites for new homes.

Developing Low Carbon Build Specifications (Sunderland City Council)

Developing a suite of zero carbon specifications for refurbishing the council’s current properties and building new ones.

Leicestershire County Council: Increasing housing choices for older people

Leicestershire County Council is looking to work with a range of housing providers to develop a range of housing options, including housing with care and support schemes across Leicestershire by 2037 for both older adults and working age adults with disabilities.

Southampton City Council: Housing for older people and the benefits for local social care

Southampton City Council is seeking to develop a number of new housing with care schemes across the city and were seeking to secure support from their health partners. They commissioned research to investigate the impact on health care systems.