Ideas on from the day and useful links: http://wearefuturegov.com/events/benefits-camp
What: Benefits Camp
When: 9 am to 5 pm on Friday 3rd February 2012
Who Attended: http://benefitscamp.eventbrite.com
Change is happening in the way that benefits are being assessed and allocated, with recent discussions around benefits for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions, job seekers and families, amongst others.
Whatever the rights and wrongs of the situation, this is going to be a bumpy ride for many who are affected by it. Time for us to get our heads together and think up some ways to plug the gap. And quick.
This event is for anyone up for helping fix/hack/change and otherwise improve the benefits system.
We need some good ideas for:
- making the current system better so people can get the most out of it
- making other things better so we keep the current system but have stuff like resource-sharing tools to complement it
- ways of totally disrupting the benefits system so people no longer need the state’s money
We need you if you are:
- someone with a good idea
- someone who knows about economics
- someone who knows about the benefits system
- someone affected by the changes
- someone with passion and enthusiasm for change
- a developer
- a designer
- a facilitator
Or indeed all of the above!
We’re working on it…
You will see that we don’t yet have a venue for this event. We’re working on it and can tell you it will be in central London. Accessibility is extremely important to us, so please do let us know about any requirements you might have or if you have any questions.
We’re also keen to open up the event to those unable to attend in person, so we’re exploring ways for people to get involved online. We’ll keep you posted on any developments and send you an email before the event telling you exactly where to come.
We’re hoping to find someone willing to help out with refreshments, including lunch.
We’re also hoping to put together a prize for the best ideas coming out of the day. Ideally this would be in the form of a small seed grant and some support for developing the ideas after the day.
Can you help?
If you can help us with any of the above – venue, catering, the prize fund, or anything else you think would make the day amazing then please do get in touch with dom [at] wearefuturegov.com | carrie [at] wearefuturegov.com | denise [at] enabledbydesign.org
Want to attend?
Tickets are available on Eventbrite here: http://benefitscamp.eventbrite.com/