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.

Side navigation

The side navigation is a list of navigation links on the left-hand side of a page.

View side navigation component

Internal service footer

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

View internal service footer component

Hint text

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

View hint text component


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

Choose alternative contact formats

A consistent way for people to request accessible alternative formats for letters and phone calls.

View Choose alternative contact formats

Find an address

A postcode lookup pattern that helps users to find and enter an address.

View Find an address

Cookies page

Standard layout and content for the cookies page on a DWP service.

View Cookies page


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

If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion email the Design System team on