The Young Foundation
Helen is Chief Executive Office of The Young Foundation. Prior to joining us in October 2017, Helen was Executive Director at Nesta, responsible for leading their Innovation Lab supporting and scaling innovation in the arts, civil society, government and education sectors.
Previous roles have included work within the private sector developing digital strategies and solutions for global corporate clients. She spent five years consulting in the Cabinet Office, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and then DCLG developing national innovation programmes for local government and leading research and product development for interactive TV public services.
She regularly speaks in the UK and abroad on the subject of public and social innovation, and has a long standing interest in how technology can be used as a tool for social change and co-operation.
She is a former board member of the Behavioural Insights Team (aka the Nudge Unit) and holds degrees in Philosophy and Responsible Business Practice.
1:55 pm - 2:25 pm
Working with communities: how to engage the public in decision making
Theatre: Hot Seat
An ageing and growing population coupled with cuts in public spending is increasing the pressure on public services. The ongoing challenge is to find efficient and innovative ways to continue providing these services. A potential solution that could be further capitalised on is to establish stronger links between the public sector and charities. This session will explore how the third sector can collaborate more effectively with the public sector to enhance the delivery and reach of front line services.