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.
Coverage of the recent Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities report tended to highlight Birmingham’s performance as the UK’s most improved city, although Coventry was the region’s highest placed overall. Analysing cities, combined authorities, local enterprise partnerships and devolved administrations by looking at the nature and quality of growth beyond measures of productivity, the report has a great deal to say about the West Midlands and the country as a whole. Sherman Wong takes a closer look.Read More
The latest regional labour market statistics contain good news for the West Midlands, with strong improvements to both the unemployment and employment rates, while the Social Mobility Commission’s “Great Escape” report shows a relatively large proportion of West Midlanders are “stuck” in low pay. Sherman Wong takes a look. Read More
24 NOV 2017
ADASS Branch Meeting Read More
24 NOV 2017
ASC Improvement Board Read More
West Midlands in Context - Issue 18, October 2017 In this issue: • Employment, unemployment, income and escaping low pay in the West Midlands • Local Government and Brexit • Cancer in the West Midlands • Housing and planning update Download
Assistant Director - Transformation
Regional Programme Manager