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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