Caring for the Carers: Rethinking Services in Havering

Abbey Kos

When it comes to social services, informal care is a lightweight term for a heavy set of responsibilities. Anyone who provides for family or friends without receiving payment is an informal carer, even if that support is 24/7. A mum with a disabled daughter, the wife of a man with dementia: these are informal carers,…

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7 lessons in innovation from running the Wakefield Lab

Adam Walther

After six months setting up and running a innovation lab in Wakefield Council, we’ve got some lessons and observations we’d love to share. The Lab kicked off in last summer and was set up to tackle two challenges – reducing the amount of missing wheelie bins and improving the user journey for receiving new ones;…

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Shopping for Good: Q&A with Cassie Robinson of the Civic Shop

Abbey Kos

We’re on quite a role with out Q&A series, having already interviewed the teams behind Ginsberg, Innovation Labs and Silent Secret. Now, the FutureGov team sat down with Cassie Robinson from Civic Shop to find out all about the project – including whether the items that FutureGov gave to the shop have sold out… What is the…

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FutureGov partners with three councils on open data project

Matt Skinner

The Open Data User Group has been doing some fantastic work to support and encourage government at all levels to release more data openly. They play an important role of prioritising specific datasets for release on behalf of the the wider open data community and channel the Release of Data Fund, administered by the Cabinet…

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Job Opportunity: Product Designer

Andrew Sprinz

FutureGov create better public services through elegantly designed technology. We’ve developed a suite of digital products that radically transform public services. From Patchwork, which connects front line workers who are helping to keep their clients safe, through to Casserole which provides a community alternative to meals on wheels, we are disrupting public services through beautifully…

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Job Opportunity: Delivery Manager

Andrew Sprinz

FutureGov create better public services through elegantly designed technology. We’ve developed a suite of digital products that radically transform public services. From Patchwork, which connects front line workers who are helping to keep their clients safe, through to Casserole which provides a community alternative to meals on wheels, we are disrupting public services through beautifully…

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FutureGov supports campaign to fix problems in Digital Services Framework

Dominic Campbell

Update: CCS agrees with FutureGov and other SMEs The UK Government wants SMEs to be 25% of its supply chain: smaller suppliers on shorter contracts, who can do more with less. It wants to embed agile principles and work with suppliers that share them. With the creation of the G-Cloud framework, which FutureGov eagerly listed our products like Patchwork and…

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