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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

The Local Government Chronicle Awards are back

21 years ago Local Government Chronicle launched the very first awards scheme to recognise and celebrate the greatest achievements from across local government. During today’s difficult times, It is as vital as ever to ensure your teams have their hard work recognised and rewarded to improve morale. As a platform for sharing the lessons and best practice, the awards benefit everyone working in the sector. Whether it be the 'Team of the Year' award, 'Council of the Year' award, 'Entrepreneurial Council of the Year' award or maybe the 'Digital Council of the Year' award, there should be at least one category for your council to enter. The awards presentation evening will take place on March 8, 2017 at Grosvenor House, LondonRead More

West Midlands in Context - July 2016

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.Read More

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West Midlands in Context July 2016


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. IN THIS ISSUE • EU Referendum - how the West Midlands voted • Some EU referendum issues for local government • Lessons from Northern Powerhouse studies • Household incomes and housing costs • Consultations and calls for evidence • Events Download

IEWM Stocktake Paper and Consultation Paper – May 2016


IEWM is currently consulting upon and considering options for the future delivery of the IEWM Programme, recognising both the challenges and opportunities for the Programme in the context of the substantially changing operating environment for the sector (devolution, health integration etc.). We are looking to explore and pursue options that could secure the future sustainability of the IEWM Programme (or elements of it), potentially to at least 2020 if the right solutions can be found. In doing so, we are seeking to explore a combination of options that would not only enable the ongoing sustainability of the IEWM programme but would also bring in valuable resources, capability, knowledge and capacity from a range of partners as we move forward. To help inform our future direction, we are keen to speak with as many of our stakeholders as possible and to test out the appetite of the sector and potential partners in respect of the potential options available. If you would like to find out more please read our consultation paper and if you are interested in speaking to a member of the IEWM team to let us have your views then please get in touch with SBanks@westmidlandsiep.gov.uk . Read the paper here: IEWM Stocktake and Consultation Paper – May 2016 All the best from the IEWM team Download

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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

Maggie Sybilska

Communications and Marketing Manager

Shelley Madley

Programme Support Officer

Monique Swaby

IEWM Apprentice

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