How do we better use digital technology to redistribute power in public services?

Ben Matthews

Society’s needs and challenges are changing. So is our technology. What is possible is no different. All of us, including government organisations, can use technology to change the way we consume and deliver services. Technology can shift relationships and disrupt traditional power structures, but are we taking full advantage of what is possible and what might these changes mean for…

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Event: Expect Better from Social Care Technology

Lucy Watt

In a world of iPads, TripAdvisor and Amazon, digital technology is raising the expectations of how your clients want to find, buy and manage their care support. But cumbersome social care technology is getting in their way. Come to and hear why we think you should Expect Better from your social care technology on 25 September…

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Design Meets Social Care at FutureGov’s Design Camp

Ben Matthews

This summer, the FutureGov Design team decided to stretch their creative muscle. 20 up-and-coming young designers joined us for an intensive day of thinking big about the future of adult social care. No limits, no restrictions. No bad ideas. Here are just a few of the questions we covered: What will an extraordinary care service…

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Job Opportunity: Front-end Digital Designer (Products)

Ben Matthews

We’re recruiting for a front-end digital designer (Products) to work on our range of products. Full details are below. If you’re interested in the role please send your most recent CV and portfolio to Tim Fowler at tim@wearefuturegov.com before Friday 15th August 2014. As a FutureGov digital designer you will be expected to work on our clients, partners and in-house…

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Play time is over

Dominic Campbell

Play time is over. The world as we knew it is gone and with it the big bad expensive ways of delivering government. Now is the time for change. For new delivery models but equally new ways of designing our public services, fit for the future not held back by the past. So how do…

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Patchwork: A Service Design Case Study

Ben Matthews

Service Design is central to the way we work at FutureGov and was fundamental in the development of Patchwork, our smart, secure app for better team collaboration around clients. This case study on Patchwork, featuring interviews with Carrie Bishop (Director at FutueGov) and Sean Rafferty (Head of Strategy & Commissioning at Surrey County Council), provides…

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Job Opportunity: Junior Graphic Designer Role at FutureGov

Ben Matthews

We’re looking for a designer who is ready for a challenge. Specifically, a junior graphic designer to join the FutureGov team, working with the Head of Product Design to help brand all corporate and marketing communications. Public services are the largest provider of support to millions of people across the country. Local governments who provide services tackle some…

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Video: Digital and Design at the LocalGovCamp Leaders’ Summit 2014

Ben Matthews

We’ve already written up our report from the LocalGovCamp Leader’s Summit but there are still more videos popping up from the event, such as this one featuring Sarah Jennings from Capacity Grid and FutureGov’s Dominic Campbell. The video explains why the Leader’s Summit was focused on inspiring councillors and chief executives to get into digital and design, and why the likes…

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Job Opportunity: Casserole Club Community Organiser in Victoria, Australia

Ben Matthews

We’re recruiting for a Community Organiser to work on Casserole Club’s roll out in Victoria, Australia. Full details are below. If you’re interested in the role please send your most recent CV or similar to Kirsty Elderton at Kirsty@wearefuturegov.com before Friday 25th July 2014. Casserole Club has been live in the UK for the past couple of…

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Myward.me: fast information on local election candidates

Gaz Aston

The FutureGov team often work on side projects as part of developing their skills and interests. Here, Gaz tells us about myward.me his tiny app that allows voters to get quick access to information on candidates in local elections. In making myward.me, I was essentially scratching my own itch. A few months beforehand, I’d had a few conversations…

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