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Jo Blundell

MA work


Older people in the UK today live in an increasingly uncertain environment, where lack of state funding, the diaspora of modern families and declining social capital mean that the current model of home and community leaves many isolated and uncared for.

This project is about creating new forms of communities designed and managed by older people and based on a commitment to good neighbourhood and peer to peer care. It seeks to apply design practice to the complex journey of creating new communities and is based on an on-going project with a group of older women.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Service Design, 2015

  • I am a service designer with a background in public service delivery and reform. My design interests centre around co-design with users and practitioners to create radical change. I use my experience in working in health, social care, welfare, justice and local government to inform my design practice.  

  • Degrees

  • BA English, Keele University, 1985; Diploma in Management Studies, Greenwich University
  • Experience

  • Manager, NHS, 1983–89; Management consultant, Deloitte Consulting, 1989–92; Head of business development, Serco Group plc, 1992–2002; Head of business development, Carillion plc, 2002–07; Group board director, A4e Group Ltd, 2007–12; Founder, Future Public Ltd, 2012–15