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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FutureGov’s new Special Educational Needs tool helps councils meet September’s Local Offer deadline

Ben Matthews

Are you looking for an elegant solution to meeting September’s  Local Offer deadline? You’ve come to the right place.  If you’re interested in FutureGov’s Local Offer tool, contact Dominic Campbell at dom@wearefuturegov.com. Today FutureGov are launching a new product to help communities find local services for young people with special educational needs and disabilities The Local Offer tool…

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LGA Conference 2014: Talking Innovation with Lewes District Council

James Brown

We’re very excited to be in Bournemouth next week for the Local Government Association Conference (#LGAconf14) and would love for you to join us for our talk in the Innovation Zone on Wednesday at 1.30pm. Our very own Dominic Campbell will be teaming up with Jenny Rowlands and Rachel Allan from Lewes District Council to…

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Reflections on the unconference movement, and what might be next

Jon Foster

It seems fitting that after spending my first weekend with FutureGov two years ago at LocalGovCamp 2012, I’ve just spent my last weekend working here at LocalGovCamp 2014. And as I say farewell to FutureGov, I thought I’d share a few thought on my personal reflections on where the broader ‘unconference movement’ has got to – and…

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18 Lessons Learned from Running the Public Service Accelerator

Lucy Watt

We’ve written about the end of the Public Service Launchpad Accelerator before, where 14 teams came together over 14 weeks to come up with ideas that help solve a range of social problems. The Public Service Launchpad Accelerator was the first of its kind. While there are other accelerator programmes supporting social start ups, it…

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