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

Hackers made 24,000 attempts to attack Birmingham City Council computer system

Major security operation undertaken to thwart attack on council's website.Read More

UNIT4’s Coventry City Council project chosen as finalist in prestigious awards

UNIT4 has been revealed as a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 for a highly successful project completed in partnership with Coventry City CouncilRead More

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Upcoming Events

03 MAR 2015

Introduction to Social Impact Bonds

Austin Court, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP

Big Lottery Fund has appointed Social Finance in partnership with the Local Government Association (LGA) to offer a support package for those developing Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and other Payment by Results (PbR) based social investments as part of Commissioning Better Outcomes. Read More

06 MAR 2015

Hearing the voice of the Child

De Vere Venues, Colmore Gate, Birmingham, B3 2QD

Hearing the voice of the child has been an improvement priority for the region for 2014/15 and the Principal Social Worker’s Network have come together to put on this exciting event to provide the opportunity to share good practice and an opportunity to reflect with other practitioners and managers on how we hear the voice of the child. Read More

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


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

Local Growth in Action - Issue 2


This newsletter brings the latest news, announcements and achievements of local growth activities across the country. The bulletin aims to share updates from a wide range of Government and grass-roots programmes that are working toward local growth, and celebrate the achievements of some of the most enterprising local growth initiatives. This issue features news and information from the Liverpool City Region LEP, the Regional Growth Fund, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth and BIS Outreach. 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