Design your service using DWP components and patterns

Use this design system to make your service consistent with DWP services. Learn from the research and experience of other service teams and avoid repeating work that’s already been done.


Components are reusable parts of the user interface that have been made to support a variety of applications.

Internal services footer

The internal services footer is a simplified standard footer for services used by DWP staff or agents.

View internal services footer component

Hint text

Hint text gives extra information that helps people to answer a question.

View hint text component

Key details bar

The key details bar groups and highlights the most relevant information on a page so that agents can find it easily.

View key details bar component


Patterns are best practice design solutions for specific user-focused tasks and page types.

Add another thing

Help users to add more than one thing of the same type.

View Add another thing pattern

Toggle to Welsh

This pattern lets the user change the language used in a service from English to Welsh and from Welsh to English.

View toggle to Welsh pattern

Manage session timeout

Use this pattern to warn users that their session is about to end and explain what has happened after the session has timed out.

View session timeout pattern


The DWP Design System is maintained by the DWP Design System team. Anyone can contribute to it by proposing new components or patterns and sharing their research and findings.

How to propose a component or pattern

Contribute ideas and get involved with the DWP Design System.

Find out how to get involved

Community backlog

See what people are currently working on in the community backlog.

View community backlog

GitHub Discussions

We're using GitHub Discussions to help the community talk to us about our components and patterns.

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Get in touch

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