LookingLocal

Smart - Digital - Local 

LookingLocal is a bespoke platform provider that brings a fresh new approach to the online presence of councils, housing, health and other public sector organisations that goes beyond their usual websites. Our design creativity mixed with our technical know-how has produced award-winning applications across a myriad of platforms - from tablets to TV.

 

Working with us

LookingLocal is owned and managed by Kirklees Council, on behalf of local government and partner organisations. This makes the procurement process straightforward for public bodies.

 

We help our customers solve a multitude of challenges from Welfare Reform to Self Care and everything in between - we take the challenges you are facing and use technology to turn them into opportunities.

 

Making a platform digital has many benefits; it can bring a project into the 21st century, simplify processes, increase efficiency and therefore create savings. In addition, digital technology allows you to reach a much larger audience by providing access for your customers anytime, anywhere and on any device.

 

We provide a complete end-to-end service with a lean, nimble team of business and technology experts who can help organisations of all sizes identify, scope and deploy new opportunities in the most economical of ways.  

 

Promoting digital inclusion

LookingLocal is committed to digital inclusion, opening up services to people who are normally digitally excluded. Around seven million households still have no desktop or laptop computer or lack the skills to use them, but the vast majority have access to other digital platforms such as Freeview, smartphones and games consoles. LookingLocal has always utilised as many platforms as possible and we ensure all our solutions are appropriate for the target audience.

 

Where we came from

LookingLocal was born out of DigiTV in 2004 and was established as part of the national e-Government programme. It is the only e-Gov initiative that continues to go from strength to strength, adding to more than 130 content partners.