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

Birmingham council to hold all-out elections in 2017, and improvement panel named

Birmingham City Council has been ordered to hold all-out elections in 2017 with every seat up for grabs following direct intervention by Communities Secretary Eric PicklesRead More

Birmingham council to privatise five children's homes

Authority vowing to find independent operator for its last homes - despite outcry from staff and unionsRead More

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Upcoming Events

27 JAN 2015

Data protection and freedom of information workshops for parish councils

ICO's office in Wilmslow, Cheshire

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is organising a series of one-day workshops to help parish councils in England meet their data protection and freedom of information obligations. Read More

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

More Events


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