Homelessness, homecare and help for looked after children are just a few of the challenges London councils will be addressing over the coming months when the Design in the Public Sector programme launches in the capital.
The 16-week programme, delivered in a partnership between the Local Government Association (LGA) and Design Council, will support six local authorities in London to come up with workable solutions to high priority issues affecting their local communities.
Design experts will work with local leaders and stakeholders to explore evidence and reframe key local challenges. They join 48 other local authorities in England who have already benefited from the programme and delivered improvements and solutions to tough social challenges including managing demand for health and social care, addressing public health issues such as obesity, and improving community cohesion.
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