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What we do

Sector Led Improvement

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.

Adult Social Care

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.

Children's Services

IEWM & WM ADCS work together to deliver a Regional Improvement Plan and develop public services for children and young people.

Transformation and Innovation

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.

Commissioning and Procurement

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.

Health and Wellbeing

We collaborate with health partners and local government services that have an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across the region.

Latest News

WMiC, Issue 17 - West Midlands’ inward investment, exports, income and Brexit

Sherman Wong takes a quick look at some recent reports and statistics that throw some light on West Midlands’ inward investment, exports, income and Brexit.Read More

Guidance for businesses and organisations on the Repeal Bill

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

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West Midlands in Context - Issue 16, June 2017


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

West Midlands Adult Social Care Regional Account


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

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Sue Banks


Ged Bowles

Assistant Director - Transformation

Tony Ashfield

Regional Programme Manager

Paula Whitehouse

Children’ Services Programme Manager –
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Pete Jackson

Programme Manager -
Adult Social Care

Shelley Madley

Programme Support Officer

We are located at

2nd Floor, Sandwell Council House
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 3DB

Our postal address is

PO Box 16725
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 9FH