We support local authorities and their partners to reform and transform local public services

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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

Consultations and Inquiries - published March 2017


WMiC, Issue 15 - Everybody’s got to learn sometimes

Improving the nation’s skills and qualification levels are major planks of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, but analysis of the new schools’ funding formula and rising cost pressures suggests all schools will be worse off in 2019/20 compared to now. Sherman Wong takes a look at some of the impacts of the formula on the region and reflects on the prospects of young people in the future economy, where many of the new jobs are likely to be at the opposite ends of the qualifications spectrum.Read More

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Upcoming Events

28 MAR 2017

ADASS Regional Carers N/W

Impact Hub

ADASS Regional Carers N/W Read More

28 MAR 2017

Leading Places National Event

Universities UK (UUK), Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9HU

The final national event for the Leading Places pilot project will be taking place on Tuesday 28 March 2017 from 10.30-14.30 at the Universities UK offices in London. The event will showcase the work of the six pilot partnerships, conclude their formal involvement with the project and introduce Leading Places Phase Two. Read More

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West Midlands in Context Issue 14, January 2017


Issue 14 of West Midlands in Context, January 2017. West Midlands in Context highlights a broad mix of reports, statistics and other material that has something to say about the West Midlands or that help provide a wider context to the work of councils and other organisations in the region. Download

Brexit’s Impact on Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent


'Brexit’s Impact on Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent' by Philip Atkins OBE John Henderson CB Leader Chief Executive Staffordshire County Counci Download

Latest Resources

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