Catch FutureGov at these Change, Design and Tech Events this Autumn

Ben Matthews

The FutureGov team have a busy few weeks as we head into the autumn and the party conference season. It’s an exciting time for us, but made even more exciting by the chance to meet the wider FutureGov community and those interested in how change, design and tech can improve public services. Here are the…

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Design as risk management

Carrie Bishop

Expect Better, an event to explore the future of social care, is taking place in London on 25 September 2014. Register your interest now.   Whenever we get called a ‘wacky consultancy’ by someone in local government, or whenever one of the big consultancies try to box us in by calling us ‘high risk’, I inwardly…

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What role will councils play in the social care system of the future?

Carrie Bishop

Expect Better, an event to explore the future of social care, is taking place in London on 25 September 2014. Register your interest now. “What we don’t need is more efficient ways to get people in to the failing system.” This comment during a conversation with one local authority recently struck a chord with me. Lots of councils…

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Casserole Club named one of Nesta’s New Radicals 2014

Ben Matthews

The 2014 New Radicals list showcases a generation of radical thinkers, campaigners, designers and community activists working in the UK today. FutureGov’s food sharing community, Casserole Club, is included as one of the 50 projects listed. This is the second time that Nesta has joined forces with The Observer to present a list of the entrepreneurs and…

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How do we 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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