Next Generation Nottingham

Using ‘Design Thinking’ approaches to co-design services that improve the lives of young people facing multiple disadvantage in Nottingham.

About

Despite best efforts, young people experiencing multiple disadvantage often do not receive the support they need. Next Generation Nottingham provides an opportunity to work in partnership with young people and a wide range of public and voluntary sector stakeholders in Nottingham to:

  1. Better understand the experiences of young people facing multiple disadvantage
  2. Identify priority challenges with young people and public and voluntary sector stakeholders
  3. Co-design innovations in response to the priority challenges with young people and stakeholders
  4. Present service recommendations for commissioners to take forward.

The initial scoping phase carried out by the Lab forms part of a larger 3-year initiative between the Children’s Society and Nottingham System Council, aimed at achieving system change for the benefit for young people by 2020.

“Crafting interventions with young people experiencing multiple disadvantage, for young people experiencing multiple disadvantage to design services that are both needed and wanted”

Our role

The Dartington Service Design Lab will hold a series of convenings in Nottingham that bring together young people with system leaders and practitioners to collectively co-design responses to the challenges faced by young people experiencing multiple disadvantage. The first convening will explore broadly and produce a shared understanding of the challenges faced by young people experiencing multiple disadvantage. The second convening will ideate around priority areas to produce a series of service prototypes that respond to the challenges identified. These convenings will be supported by a range of Lab inputs, including: analysis and synthesis of existing data on multiple disadvantage; mapping of existing provision; and examples of responses to multiple disadvantage and the strength of evidence underpinning them.

The work will take place over a five month period, starting in July 2017 with final service design templates and recommendations shared in early November.

If you are an organisation with experience of supporting young people facing multiple disadvantage in Nottingham and are interested in attending the workshops please get in touch with Rosie Allen: rosie.allen@dartington.org.uk

 

Partners

The Lab has been commissioned by The Children’s Society to undertake the participative design and insight phase of the Next Generation initiative. The Lab will work in partnership with Nottingham City Council, The Children Society and key stakeholders across Nottingham to identify challenges and co-design responses.

 

For more information, contact: Kate Tobin, researcher and service design specialist

Project Timeline

2017

AugustNottingham stakeholder engagement: In preparation for the workshops, the Lab connect with key stakeholders in Nottingham who have experience of working with and supporting young people facing multiple disadvantage.

JulyWork formally begins: rapid evidence reviews. The Lab starts exploring evidence around existing approaches to tackling multiple disadvantage amongst young people in preparation for subsequent convenings.

MayInitial engagement with Nottingham City Council. The Lab and The Children’s Society team meet with Clive Chambers (Head of Service, Safeguarding and Quality Assurance) and colleague at Nottingham City Council (NCC) to align the project with existing work in NCC.

AprilInitial exploration of the work: Tim and Kate from the Lab meet with David Hounsell, Caitlin O’Neill Gutierrez and Joanna Manning from The Children’s Society in Nottingham to kick off the project and refine the scope of work.

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