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.
Earlier this month, the Institute of Fiscal Studies reported that adult social care spending in the West Midlands had fallen 17% over the past six years, while the BBC reported on issues of low pay and staff retention in the sector. Sherman Wong takes a look at these and other recent reports on the pressures facing adult social care in England.Read More
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25 APR 2017
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26 APR 2017
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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
West Midlands in Context - Issue 15, March 2017. In this issue: • Trade winds - The West Midlands, the Industrial Strategy Green Paper and exports and imports • West Midlands LEPs feature towards the top and bottom of the economic output growth league • The Midlands Engine Growth Strategy takes to the road • Everybody’s got to learn sometimes - Schools funding, skills and job prospects in the West Midlands • Consultations and Inquiries Download
Assistant Director - Transformation
Regional Programme Manager
Children’ Services Programme Manager –
Programme Manager -
Adult Social Care
Programme Support Officer