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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.

Associates Pool

The IEWM Associates Pool is available for use by Local Authorities and public-sector partners in England and Wales and provides fast access to quality assured subject matter experts in several fields.

Children's Services

IEWM supports WM ADCS to deliver a Regional Improvement Plan and develop public services for children and young people.

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.

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.

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.

Latest News

Rethinking Planning: Stephen Alexander, Head Of City Planning at City of Wolverhampton Council

Guest post from Stephen Alexander, Head Of City Planning at City of Wolverhampton Council. Stephen will be speaking at IEWM Expert Insights: Planning Processes event on 15th June 2018. To secure your place, email Shelley Madley at IEWM on SMadley@westmidlandsiep.gov.uk.Read More

WMIC Issue 21: Consultations

Some recently announced Government consultations and committee inquiries which should be of interest to councils and their partners.Read More

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Upcoming Events

13 JUN 2018

IEWM: Expert Insights – Planning Processes

Wolverhampton City Council

IEWM: Expert Insights – Planning Processes Read More

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WMiC - Issue 21, May 2018


• Drinking habits - Tea-totalers, drinkers, bingers and hospital admissions • A run on the bank - Reports shed light on poverty in the region • Education, education, money, accountability - School finances and accountability • Setting out the size of the challenge - NHS Digital’s obesity, activity and diet statistics • What’s so good about homes, health, care and understanding? • Telling Ofsted - Children’s experiences of care homes and foster care • Consultations Download

People Helping People - Staffordshire County Council


Andrew Donaldson, Head of Strategy for Staffordshire County Council shares his insight into the 'People Helping People' model. From IEWM Expert Insights: Enterprise, 21st March 2018 Download

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Sue Banks


Ged Bowles

Assistant Director - Transformation

Tony Ashfield

Regional Programme Manager

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