Even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the UK was gripped by a health crisis. It also has the highest levels of interregional inequality than any other large wealthy country. Design has a vital role to play in improving our nation’s health and wellbeing. Through the development of better places, products and processes that work well for everyone, we can help create a healthier and happier nation.

Download our Health and Wellbeing Roundtable summary Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities

Publication — 06/08/2020

Design Perspectives: Health and Wellbeing Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of Design Council’s three strategic priorities – a pressing issue that has been brought into sharper focus as a result of the coronavirus. This paper outlines the priority areas where design can be used to address the wider... Improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities is one of design council’s three strategic priorities ...

Report — 06/08/2020

Design Council responds to Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. In response Design Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah Weir OBE, said... Chancellor Riski Sunak announced the next steps of the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

News — 25/09/2020

Sarah Weir OBE to step down as Design Council Chief Executive Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years at its helm, bringing to a close an illustrious career spanning 45 years. Her decision follows her diagnosis of a rare lung disease. Sarah Weir OBE has announced that she will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Design Council after three and a half years...

News — 17/09/2020

ReDesign Business: bringing the design industry and business together Launching at London Design Festival 2020, ReDesign Business is a pioneering digital programme exploring what design and business can learn from each other. Launching at London Design Festival 2020, ReDesign Business is a pioneering digital programme exploring what design and business can...

Feature — 03/09/2020