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Unlocking collaboration: new ways of working in our delivery community of practice

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In this blog post, Dave O'Gorman, Head of Delivery, sheds light on an innovative approach to asynchronous working in the department's delivery community of practice, and illustrates how they’ve used it to improve their community onboarding process. 

Applying user ecosystem thinking in Funding Service Design

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In this post, a policy lead and a user researcher discuss the concept of user ecosystem thinking and how it can be applied by designers in their day-to-day work. This concept and the practical activities we discuss in this post are derived from the book ‘Rethinking Users: A Design Guide to User Ecosystem Thinking’.

Join us at our virtual Digital Recruitment Days and explore your next career move

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We’re holding our next Digital Recruitment Days virtually, on 25 and 26 April! Do you work in engineering, user research or interaction design, and are looking for a fulfilling and impactful career opportunity? Join us online, meet our teams and potentially get hired.

PropTech Innovation Fund: how it's helped identify barriers to adoption of digital engagement tools and the role of government and partners to reduce them

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Through Rounds 1-3 of the PropTech Innovation Fund, we have funded 65 pilots involving 47 different LPAs. This blog post outlines the top five barriers identified through our pilots and research. If these are addressed, we believe they will help enable the adoption of digital engagement tools at scale. 

Future Councils Pilot insights: Common challenges to digital transformation in local government

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What is required for councils to become modern and resilient? Read our findings in the Future Councils Pilot report.

From March to October 2023, we worked closely with 8 pilot councils to identify the most common challenges that consistently block local government digital transformation work. In this blog post, we’re excited to share some of the key findings from our pilot report.

Developing a service to assess and understand cyber resilience in local government

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The DLUHC Local Digital team is supporting councils in England to build their cyber resilience. Through our work to date, we know that one of the challenges councils face is having a clear baseline standard to assess their cyber security. To address this, DLUHC will be introducing the Cyber Assessment Framework (CAF) for Local Government in 2024.