We are inviting people who create and deliver digital services at councils and organisations in the South West to join us at the first LocalGov Digital - South West Peer Group meetup in Exeter on the 12th December (mince pies are included), where we can discuss how to make better local services and how as neighbours, we can make the most of our collective skills and experience to improve services across the region.
Now that the Local Government Digital Service Standard (LGDSS) is in place, we have a set of guidelines to help define a common approach when creating high quality, user-centred digital services at a local level. You can find out more about the standard in the following places:
Also, if you’ve not yet joined the LocalGov Digital Slack team why not start today? There are hundreds of people participating, including colleagues in the Government Digital Service, and 30 channels discussing all aspects of digital work. Go to https://localgovdigital.slack.com/ to register.
Across the South West, local authorities are keen to fully adopt the LGDSS and would really value hearing from others who are, or aspire to do the same. By setting up the South West Peer Group, we hope that we can all come together on a semi-regular basis to discuss topics such as:
- How digital service standards are improving services for citizens
- Implementing the standard in your organisation
- How we can work together to share expertise and peer support
This first meetup will be facilitated by Martin Dainton and the team at Devon County Council with further events being planned in Bristol and other parts of the region.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Please note: This first event is being limited to those delivering digital services within councils and public sector organisations. Businesses who can offer digital support to councils and public sector organisation will be welcome to join us at future events.
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