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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

‘Fit for the Future?’ report by Sustainability West Midlands, supported by IEWM, available now

Last year, IEWM worked with Sustainability West Midlands (SWM) on ‘Fit for the Future?’ – the first national review of all 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships’ (LEPs) commitments to tackling climate change and embracing the low carbon economy, based on information from their latest key strategies.Read More

The LGA launches an expansion of the One Public Estate programme

On Friday 8 April 2016 One Public Estate (OPE) launched an expansion. It invites partnerships of councils to apply for support and up to £500k funding by putting forward ambitious and credible work programmes to be delivered in collaboration with other public sector partners in the area. Read More

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West Midlands SLI Bulletin No 8 - December 2015


In here you will find a brief summary of just some of the Improvement work that is taking place in our region and details of who to contact if you would like to get involved. Our focus for the coming year is to further enhance our programme of activity and continue to develop our collective capacity to improve local public services through a credible and robust sector-led approach. Download

Appendices 2014



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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