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Social Enterprise Meetup: How design thinking transforms societal issues

Social Enterprise Meetup:

How service design thinking transforms societal issues

There are undoubtedly some big social problems in Britain, from youth unemployment, mental health and ageing population etc, whilst some things have got worse, many have improved.

We are delighted to have Jake Garber, senior service designer at Innovation Unit to join us and illustrate:

  • How to use service design if you have an idea & want to develop it into a marketable product or service
  • If you already have an organisation, but you want to develop services that are more person centred.

This meet up will be an opportunity to learn, discuss and share the sights from social entrepreneurs, social innovators, public sector intrapreneurs, and social enterprises on how service design thinking can help reshape, stimulate and respond to address these challenges.

The venue capacity is limited, so please ensure you RSVP here.


About the Speaker:


Jake is experienced in using a design approach to create systemic and cultural change that benefits the public. As an ethnographer, he uses immersive research with people to uncover powerful insights about hidden needs and opportunities. Through prototyping, Jake makes radically different possibilities real and accessible.

Jake leads the international Better Endings programme that aims to improve end of life care, building on the publication he co-wrote, Dying for Change.

Jake has helped to create and launch two social ventures: Backr, a network for employability and Connect & Do, a supportive community movement which helps people with low confidence to get more involved in the things they love doing.

Jake also works to embed this approach inside organisations, for example with Mind and Citizens Advice, and across whole systems of organisations, for example in Buckinghamshire and in Devon.

The venue capacity is limited, so please ensure you RSVP here.
Feb 4th
18:00 - 21:00
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Entry fee Free

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