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.

Join our mailing list

Receive news and event updates from Design Council.

Sign up

News & opinion

Video: Design Council presents Design in the Public Sector Our 16 week intensive programme of support for local authorities who are seeking to address a service challenge. Our 16 week intensive programme of support for local authorities who are seeking to address a service challenge.

Feature — 19/09/2017

Design in the Public Sector FAQs Have a question about your Design in the Public Sector application? The answer is probably here! Have a question about your Design in the Public Sector application? The answer is probably here!

Feature — 20/07/2017

Hackney Council: Using design principles to improve public services Matt Clack from Hackney Council blogs about their experience tackling housing issues using design principles from the Design in the Public Sector programme. Matt Clack from Hackney Council blogs about their experience tackling housing issues using design principles

Feature — 01/05/2017

A design-led approach to transforming adult services We examine how our Design in the Public Sector programme helped four councils improve their adult services. We examine how our Design in the Public Sector programme helped four councils improve their adult services.

Feature — 11/04/2017

Resources