As part of the first ever Services Week, a series of cross-government events have been taking place around the UK looking at how we can work together to deliver end-to-end, user-focused services.
Here's a recap of some of the highlights, as told through social media.
As part of #ServicesWeek @Amy_Hupe and @NickColley are teaching content designers how to use GitHub to update guidance in the GOV.UK Design System. We also get to dish out the new ‘Contributor’ stickers that @ignaciaorellana designed 💪 pic.twitter.com/kqlg5h6RXV
— Tim Paul (@timpaul) January 28, 2019
— Salma Patel (@DrSalmaPatel) January 28, 2019
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The first service were highlighting in #ServicesWeek is 'Apply for or renew a Blue Badge' from the #DepartmentforTransport. . The service has cut the ⏱ it takes for a user to apply or renew online. It's expected to reduce application time to 13 minutes. . Check out the work the #ServiceDesign team have been doing through the link in our bio. . #GovernmentDigitalService #BlueBadge #Application #ServicesWeek #DigitalGovernment
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— DWP Digital (@DWPDigital) January 29, 2019
— Paul Moran (@pjmoran) January 29, 2019
— Courtney Allen (@DigitalCourtney) January 29, 2019
— Delia Carr (@dlcarrdorsetcc1) January 29, 2019
Inspiring day at the first #HMPPSDigitalOpenDay in Sheffield with @Fitzdigitalgov @CarolBrooke8 and team @Justice_Digital showing how user-centred services are delivered #ServicesWeek pic.twitter.com/JiWKmVjJFO
— Lisa Jeffery (@lisajjeffery) January 30, 2019
For #ServicesWeek across the civil service we hosted a prototyping surgery - an opportunity to meet colleagues in other depts and show what we do! #phedigital thanks to all who came pic.twitter.com/OhOL2SmwB3
— Charlotte⛲️ Fountaine (@cifountaine) January 30, 2019
— Alex Gadsby (@alexgadsby) January 30, 2019
Really interesting talks tonight at @MoJGovUK @Justice_Digital on 'Designing Whole Services'. @jrez set the scene with a look at how government silos keep us from seeing and acting on the bigger picture...#servicesweek #servicedesign pic.twitter.com/FAPPH1hpYs
— Jeffrey Allen (@jallen300) January 30, 2019
— Lisa Trickey (@TrickeyLisa) January 31, 2019
🎥 We're in our Newcastle hub for #ServicesWeek today!
— DWP Digital (@DWPDigital) January 31, 2019
“In the UK Civil Service, between 43,000 and 86,000 employees may have dyslexia. 4,730 possibly have autism. How are they supported at their workplace?”
—@ClareHussey @ilovefactories talking about neurodiversity during #ServicesWeek pic.twitter.com/xAVLrJJHu2
— Martin Jordan 🌈🌍⌛️ (@Martin_Jordan) January 31, 2019
— Stacey Phillips (@StaceyPhillips_) January 31, 2019
— Registers of Scotland (@RegistersOfScot) January 31, 2019
— Joe Honywill (@joehonywill) February 1, 2019
How do you fix the fact that the structure of Government isn’t designed to meet user needs?
— Lou Downe (@LouiseDowne) February 1, 2019
If you have any questions about Services Week feel free to email us.