Working closely with the LGA and other sector support networks, IEWM provides a focus for SLI activities on behalf of all local authorities within the West Midlands.
IEWM works closely with WM ADASS and has a Joint Improvement Programme that provides support to councils in the region through a sector led approach.
IEWM & WM ADCS work together to deliver a Regional Improvement Plan and develop public services for children and young people.
Our role is to work on behalf of the sector to help stimulate and influence new thinking and innovation and encourage engagement in new ways of working.
We support public sector partners to work collaboratively to grow a broad level of knowledge and understanding around the strategic agenda, using, wherever possible, resources that are already out there.
We collaborate with health partners and local government services that have an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across the region.
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, also known as the Repeal Bill, was introduced to Parliament on Thursday 13 July 2017, representing a significant milestone in the country’s journey towards leaving the EU. Read More
At the recent Local Government Association (LGA) conference the DCLG Secretary of State, Sajid Javid spoke of the need to increase housebuilding and improve affordability. Sherman Wong casts an eye over some useful, recent publications and resources that shed a light on local housing demands.Read More
West Midlands in Context - Issue 16, June 2017. In this issue: • The Queen’s Speech • The West Midlands’ Election Results and Cabinet Appointments • Elections: musical chairs, again • IEWM’s statement on the West Midlands’ first elected mayor • Plain English Guide: Devolution • Social Care Spending in the West Midlands Download
The West Midlands regional account is a reflection of the work that adult social care teams have been undertaking to provide care and support for our communities in the region. The April 2017 report includes: - ‘Regional Performance Managing Risk’ - ‘Strong partnerships with Local Government Association’ - ‘Risk Tool’ - ‘Sector led improvement; Tough love’ - ‘Plan on a page – 2016/17 11’ - ‘Case file audit; Adding ‘grit’ to peer challenges’ - ‘WM ADASS’s Top 10 achievements’ - ‘Improvement priorities for 2017/18; Looking forwards’ - ‘West Midlands councils’ individual balanced scorecards’ You can download the full report below. Download
Assistant Director - Transformation
Regional Programme Manager
Children’ Services Programme Manager –
Programme Manager -
Adult Social Care
Programme Support Officer