Our history as a company is grounded in social entrepreneurial activity. We are passionate about inspiring social entrepreneurship to tackle social, economic and political challenges of today. We develop and invest in our own team and network’s ideas, pro-actively bringing people together to start new ventures.
We believe it is important to promote good relationships between citizens and public services. ithinkpublic is our range of clothing, bags and badges and it aims to send out positive messages and encourage discussions about public services as well as provide funding to go back into public services, to help promote and make them better.
Through our work we are always meeting and working with inspirational people making a big impact to tackle social issues in society. Our website, Public Service thank you, is a space where you can say ‘thank you’ to people working in the public sector doing great work who might not otherwise be recognised. We want to create a culture of appreciation and encourage a society that is more aware and thankful of people. Leave your thank you card or find out about some inspiring people at Public Service thank you.
The Good Gym tackles isolation and loneliness and helps people get fit at the same time. The Good Gym pairs runners with isolated and less mobile people in their area. Runners jog to their houses, meet and have a brief chat and are on their way again. It gives people who want to get fit a good reason to go for a run, and brings isolated people the human contact that is needed on daily basis. Since The Good Gym was launched it has grown an advisory board and been piloted in Tower Hamlets. To find out more about The Good Gym or sign up to get fit and help overcome isolation visit the Good Gym website or contact Ivo Gormley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These create a shared understanding of issues and support collaboration in the creation of ideas and action plans. Social labs help teams co-create shared strategies and solutions to move forward, in creative and energetic environments.
The Real Work Experience
The Real Work Experience was founded by thinkpublic in 2007 with the aim of introducing and inspiring design graduates to use their skills of design and design thinking to tackle 21st century social challenges in the public and third sectors. A launch event was held on the 16th of November 2007 to identify directions in which the Real Work Experience could start to develop. Attendees included representatives from the NHS, TimeBank, the RSA, Tower Hamlets Council and a number of Universities, design organisations as well as design graduates and students from across the UK. We captured all the discussions and event activities in ‘The Real Work Experience Launch Event Report: 16.11.07.’
thinkpublic now runs thinkpod which aims to connect design students with opportunities in the public and third sectors. If you are interested in joining thinkpod please contact Ella Britton at email@example.com