Design in the Public Sector in the east Midlands has now taken place. 

Applications are now open for London councils and partner organisations to join the programme. For more information, download the application form.

Our Design in the Public Sector programme continues to grow and work with local authority teams around the country, with the announcement of a new cohort starting in the east Midlands in June 2016.

Design in the Public Sector is our service transformation accelerator programme which sets out to help local authorities to commission and deliver better services. To date, more than 40 project teams in seven regions have benefited from this innovative training programme delivered by Design Council, in partnership with the Local Government Association.

The next cohort will take place in the East Midlands. If your organisation is based in the East Midlands and has a current challenge service or policy requiring a different approach, you can apply now. 

Places are strictly limited, with a maximum of seven teams will be chosen to take part in the programme. 

Read more about how the  programme could benefit your team in this independent evaluation paper.

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Five things we learned at Design in the Public Sector Ellen Care, Transformation and Change Officer for the London Borough of Bexley, gives us her top 5 things she will take from her time on the programme Ellen Care, Transformation and Change Officer for the London Borough of Bexley, gives us her top 5 things she will take from the programme.

Feature — 23/07/2018

Looking back on last year's Design in the Public Sector programme A brief look back at some of the public health challenges explored through our Design in the Public Sector programme last year. A brief look back at some of the public health challenges explored through our Design in the Public Sector programme last year.

Feature — 09/07/2018

Videos: Reframing the challenge through Design in the Public Sector South Kesteven District Council discuss how Design in the Public Sector helped them see their housing challenge in a different light. South Kesteven District Council discuss how Design in the Public Sector helped them see their housing challenge in a different light.

Feature — 24/04/2018

South Kesteven District Council: Accelerating housing delivery and creating a sustainable... South Kesteven District Council needed to tackle the housing problem in their area. They also wanted to create a sustainable business model. One that could withstand increasing pressure on services and shrinking funding from central government. How increased pressure on services and shrinking funding from central government led South Kesteven District Council to Design Council.

Feature — 20/04/2018

Doncaster Council: Embedding user-centred design in local government David Ayre from Doncaster Council reflects on his experience of using design thinking to help address public health issues through our Design in the Public Sector programme. David Ayre from Doncaster Council reflects on his experience of using design thinking to help address public health issues.

Feature — 29/03/2018

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