It’s now only a few weeks until we host our place based campaign week full of guest blogs. It’s not too late to contribute, get in touch if you’d like more details!
'Place based' is the theme of the month and next week we have an event exploring what it means. We will look at how it translates for local public services and for the suppliers that serve this market. It’s an opportunity to be better understand the direction of travel of local public services. To attend please register here.
All the best,
Head of Local Public Services
27 March - Register now to hear from Sedgemoor & Newham council on the future of local public services and the role of place based
To support a collaborative effort that cuts across various services, agencies and providers that is increasingly referred to as a "place based approach", techUK is bringing its members and local public service stakeholders together to explore how a place-based approach can improve the ability to address key service delivery challenges, and where the tech sector can support transformation objectives.
14 May - Attend our latest Local Gov Transformation: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities briefing
Hear expert views from leading local Government analysts and council leaders on what they see as the future trends and opportunities facing local government and the role tech will play.
Join techUK’s Social Care Working Group
A new cross-programme working group has been set-up to set out a vision for the future of social care and the role of tech.
#techUKlocalgov: Action & Reaction
Growing the local govtech market
Highlights from last week’s Partnering & Networking event, including insights from Ricky Morton of Newham Council on how local government engage with suppliers, as well as the latest trends and opportunities.
techUK publishes results of fourth annual Govtech SME Survey
techUK‘s report, Procuring for Innovation and Growth, explores the views of SMEs supplying the public sector and identifies ways to improve the process.
Tech and the future of social care
Key insights from techUK’s roundtable with DHSC, LGA and industry on the vision for the future of social care.
#techUKlocalgov: Other News
Shetland gets £1.9m broadband upgrade for council and NHS buildings (PublicTechnology.net)
Shetland Islands Council has received £1.91million through the Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to upgrade and extend its fibre network across Yell and Unst.
Hounslow offers £110k for ICT and digital chief (PublicTechnology.net)
The London Borough of Hounslow is seeking a director of digital and ICT to spearhead
“a new chapter of transformation for the council”.
A live hub of planning data for London — update (Smart London blog)
As part of the Chief Digital Officer for London’s Smarter London Together work the Greater London Authority is working to create a ‘live hub’ of planning and development data that will be open to the public, so we all have a much better sense of what is happening on the ground.
- 27 March - A place based approach to local public service delivery
- 14 May - Local Gov Transformation: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities
- 10 April - Brexit for Employers
- 11 April - Writing Effective Reports and Proposals
- 25 April - Understanding and Engaging With Government
- 26 April - Winning with G-Cloud
- 11 June - An Introduction to the NHS and technology