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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

Growth Deal boost sees almost £100m invested in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Economy

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has today agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £15.4m invested in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area between 2016 and 2021.Read More

Smarter use of technology could save local authorities billions

Local authorities could save £10 billion in the next five years by using “smarter and more collaborative” technology and data implementation.Read More

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Upcoming Events

02 FEB 2015

Finding Common Purpose National Procurement Strategy (Health and Social Care)

Jury's Inn, Birmingham, B1 2HQ

Key West Midlands event focusing upon a new National Procurement Strategy for Health and Social Care. The event looks to bring together Adult Services, Children's Services, Public Health, Procurement and Legal Services to develop and refine a new LGA led National Procurement Statement. Read More

04 FEB 2015

Protecting children and vulnerable adults at risk: West Midlands MASH learning

Tally Ho Conferencing, Birmingham, B5 7RN

This event has been organised by the PVVP Programme led by Stephen Rimmer, but the invite has been extended to all Local Authorities in the West Midlands in order to share learning effectively. Read More

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West Midlands SLI Bulletin No 7 – January 2015


In here you will find a brief summary of just some of the Improvement work that is taking place in our region. Download

State of Readiness Barometer


The State of Readiness Barometer is a tool which is part of the West Midlands’ core ‘offer’ to support local councils, health and wellbeing boards and local partners to do better. The Barometer can be used flexibly by organisations and disciplines. It provides shares lessons and learning about ‘what works’, identifies areas for further development and thematic areas for collaboration. Download

Latest Resources

Sue Banks


Ged Bowles

Assistant Director - Transformation

Tony Ashfield

Regional Programme Manager

Polly Reed

Programme Manager -
Children's Services

Pete Jackson

Programme Manager -
Adult Social Care

Maggie Sybilska

Communications and Marketing Manager

Ruth Willetts

Project Officer - Children's Services

Martin Quinn

Programme Manager -
West Midlands Children's Commissioning Partnership

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

Telephone & Email

0845 352 7016