It takes a city to design public services. And it takes creativity to imagine what the future looks like without being constrained by the present. To do this requires a diverse range of people applying their perspective to the big issues. This is the ambition we had when teaming up with dotSHF to ask the question:
How might we harness experience from across Sheffield to make public services better?
The power of different perspectives
Bringing together the police, DEFRA, DWP, Good Things Foundation, the Home Office, the NHS and the Universities to our GovernanceSHF launch event last week meant we had a wealth of expertise with different approaches and experience. We didn’t just have experts — our open invitation meant that residents and the people who care about Sheffield could be part of the discussion.