Campaign: Place based innovation - local public services

The "place based approach" to public service transformation and delivery has been identified as a method of addressing the challenges that are emerging from issues that cut across agency boundaries. 

During this campaign week, which brings together both the Local Government and the Justice and Emergency programmes, Local public services - a place based approach will unpack what "a place based approach" means, key functions that underpin such an approach, and where the tech sector can be involved, add value and support the transformation into a place based approach to business as usual. 

Here you can find the list of blogs that our members and stakeholders have contributed, covering a wide range of public safety trends, challenges and opportunities for innovation that delivers outcomes to citizens. 


Monday 1 April: Vision for place based approach

Guest Blog: Paul Tomlinson, IEG4 | Is Social Care broken? Will Place-Based help? 

Guest Blog: Jos Creese, independent digital consultant | A Vision for Place-Based Approach 

Guest Blog: Sinisha Patkovic, VP BlackBerry | A place-based approach: Transforming public sector’s way of working

Guest Blog: Martin Ferguson, Socitm | Socitm’s vision for a place-based approach

Tuesday 2 April: Leadership and Culture

Guest Blog: Nadira Hussain, Socitm | Thinking differently to deliver joined-up local services

Blog: Georgina Maratheftis | There is a time and place, and it's now! 

Guest Blog: Stefan Webb, Connected Places Catapult | Local Plans. Error 404. Not Found.

Guest Blog: Ravi Gogna, BAE Systems | Empowering people and places

Guest Blog: Jos Creese, independent digital consultant and advisor to several techUK members | Leadership and Culture – Improving Outcomes

Wednesday 3 April: Multi-agency working and collaboration

Guest Blog: Chris Cook, GARNET8 | Information disconnect is impeding local service delivery

Guest Blog: Natalie Duffield, CEO, IntechnologyWiFi | Tech's essential building blocks for the place-based approach

Guest Blog: Richard Cox, Delivery Director & Client Manager, Sopra Steria | Art of collaboration

Guest Blog: Kelly Gaddes, IBM | What are the challenges, barriers and opportunities to multi-agency and collaborative working in local public service delivery?

Guest Blog: Chris Dreyfus-Gibson, Sopra Steria | The opportunities and challenges of place-based contact management collaboration

Thursday 4 April: People and places - improving outcomes

Guest Blog: Phil Brunkard, CIO UK Ireland, BT | Improve citizen engagement to improve place-based outcomes

Guest Blog: Jos Creese, independent digital consultant and advisor to several techUK members | A Future for Placed Based Digital Care

Guest Blog: Brendan Swarbrick, Sopra Steria | Getting smarter at defeating knife crime

Friday 5 April: Vision to reality - case studies

Guest Blog: Paul Tomlinson, CEO, IEG4 | Part 2: Is social care broken? Will place based help? 

Guest Blog: Zoe Green and Ben Pykett, PWC | Local industrial strategies are key to unlocking growth & productivity

Blog: Sue Daley, Associate Director for Technology and Innovation, techUK | What are the technologies that can enable a place based approach?

Guest Blog: Andrew Pavord, Apply 4 Technology | Cloud based event planning for Local Authorities in Kent - case study 

Guest Blog: Julie Dawson, Yoti | A better way to prove who we are - than paper and card?


Thank you to all the contributors who have taken the time to be part of this campaign week. 

  • Jessica Russell

    Jessica Russell

    Programme Manager | Justice and Emergency Services
    T 020 7331 2031
  • Charlie Wyatt

    Charlie Wyatt

    Programme Assistant | Defence, Cyber and Justice & Emergency Services
    T 020 7331 2009
  • Georgina Maratheftis

    Georgina Maratheftis

    T 020 7331 2029

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