SSE - Doing Learning Differently

Posted on Mon, 26 Mar 2018 @ 12:25

Charles Rapson from School for Social Entrepreneurs – Midlands shares his insight into doing learning differently. From IEWM Expert Insights: Enterprise, 21st March 2018 Download

Older People’s Care Homes Development: Future Direction

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 @ 10:26

NHSE and West Midlands ADASS – Older People’s Care Homes Development: Future Direction Download

WMiC - Issue 20, February 2018

Posted on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 @ 13:06

• Fit for the future? - How committed are LEPS, combined authorities and core cities to the climate change and low-carbon economy agendas? Sustainability West Midlands puts us in the picture • Locked out - Housing round up • More productive, in work, but hard-up - Recent reports shed light on the region’s economy and living standards • Round up - Local childhood poverty rates, devolution progress report, Environment green paper and more • Consultations and calls for evidence Download

West Midlands ADASS Transforming Care Finance Workshop – 1st February 2018

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018 @ 15:47

Original principles, national picture, some tips, key issues so far raised, WMADASS Assurance survey. Alan Lotinga – LGA Transforming Care Financial Adviser Download

Transforming Care finance workshop

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018 @ 15:46

Catherine Nolan LGA on behalf of Helen Toker-Lester, 1st February 2017, West Midlands Region Download

Caring, Jobs and Growth – the hidden power of Adult Social Care

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018 @ 09:37

ADASS Regional Workforce meeting 18th January 2018 Download

West Midlands RTAB meeting – November 2016

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West Midlands RTAB Meeting - March 2016

Posted on Fri, 01 Sep 2017 @ 11:43


West Midlands Adult Social Care Regional Account

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:17

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

Distribution Group Email Addresses

Posted on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 @ 13:42

IEWM want to make it as easy as possible for network members to communicate with one another, which is why they have set up Distribution Group emails. How do Distribution Group emails work? 1. Each network, group and forum has at least one Distribution Group email address. For example, Health & Wellbeing Officers Network 1 members can all be reached using one email address: 2. Some bigger networks have more than one Distribution Group email. Where this is the case 1 will be the Primary Contact(s), 2 will be the Representative(s) for Primary Contact(s), and 3 will be the PA/Administrative Support to Primary Contact(s). Any other will be listed labelled as O in the email address. 3. When sending emails using the Distribution Groups, 1 & 2 are entered into the To… field and 3 & O are usually entered into the Cc…  field for information What are the benefits of Distribution Group emails? Members can communicate easily with one another as there is only one email address for all individual members. IEWM maintains the contact list centrally on behalf of the West Midlands region, keeping them up-to-date so other users around the region don’t have to waste time checking Network membership lists locally. Distribution Group names remain the same, even if individuals within the network change. These Distribution Group email addresses can be shared and used by contacts outside of the organisation, as an individual’s personal email address details are hidden. It is really important that contact lists are kept up to date, so IEWM needs every network contact to help. Please advise Shelley Madley ( of any changes, (Leavers, New Starters, Change of Role, Change of Name, etc.) so that the Contact List and Distribution Groups are always completely up-to-date. Download

Creating a better care system

Creating a better care system

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 @ 11:28

This report produced for the LGA by EY is setting out key considerations for a reformed, sustainable Health, Wellbeing and Care system of the future. Download

Inside out and upside down: community based approaches to social care prevention in a time of austerity

Inside out and upside down: community based approaches to social care prevention in a time of austerity

Posted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 @ 11:53

The report describes six different initiatives undertaken by West Midlands local authorities who are moving into more preventative social care system that focuses on co-produced community based approach. Download

Redesigning Health and Social Care: challenges and opportunities from an IT and digital perspective

Posted on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 @ 15:57

The idea for this summary and the material contained within it have been inspired and developed from a series of conferences and workshops in Autumn 2014 managed by Socitm for the Department of Health and supported by ADASS. Download

Wolverhampton Mental Health Residential & Nursing Care Project, third party challenge

Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 14:37

The purpose of the project was to reduce the financial overspend of mental health financial planning including the pooled budget. The project was also to improve the micro and macro commissioning that was undertaken by staff to ensure individuals are accessing the least restrictive and quality placement that offers value for money. In addition it was to support staff to change their purchasing activity and also provide opportunities for invest to save activity, within care purchasing arrangements and in care provision. Download