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WM Connected Network

WM Connected supports commissioners and providers of technology services across social care and health within the West Midlands region, incorporating partners across the public sector and input from local authorities in other regions.
The group allows sharing of relevant documentation, encourages shared learning and acts as an area to store… Read More >

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 5
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A forum for members and supporters of CareMesh Community Interest Company Ltd

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 2
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IEWM Social Care Comms Group

A chance to share, compare notes and ask a question.

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10
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Online information & advice and general informatics

This group is for people involved in managing the provision by local authorities of online information and advice under the Care Act 2014, and others providing advice and support in this area.

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 41
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Social Care & Health Commissioning

A Group for Commissioners from across the Social Care and Health economy to share ideas and information.

Supported by the ADASS West Midlands Commissioning Network - committed to integrated social care and health commissioning.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18
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Performance and Information Management

The Performance and Information Management group is primarily focussed on Adult Social Care performance and service improvement. This covers the data requirements for statutory statistical returns, IT systems for gathering them, development of management information recording and reporting both internally and externally, and the wider requirements for strategic developments such… Read More >

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 24
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ADASS WM Workforce Network

The ADASS West Midlands Workforce Network exists to improve the region’s understanding of the demography of the adult social care workforce and to lead the delivery of the workforce development activities related to the Care Act and integration between Health and Social Care.

The network is led by Tony Ivko,... Read More >

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 6
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Education Data Network

Aim of the online forum is to facilitate:
•regional benchmarking of education data
•discussion and promote positive links between West Midlands Authorities and provide mutual support for officers and explore ways of collaborative working
•the sharing of good practice in education information and statistics collection, validation and dissemination, regardless of… Read More >

Fri, 30 May 2014 3
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SEND Reform Board (SEND Leads)

The description will be added here shortly.

The network is chaired by Jeannette Essex and this group is managed by Martin Quinn.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12
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SEND Commissioning Group

The purpose is to facilitate collaborative regional commissioning for children and young people with SEN aged 0-25 years across the 14 LAs in the West Midlands region. This will help shape the market and manage the financial pressures on budgets balanced against the requirement for improved outcomes for children, young… Read More >

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 2
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SENDIST Subgroup

Purpose / role of the group:

•To provide peer support, guidance and strategic planning to West Midland Local Authorities to enable them to address First Tier Tribunal issues
•To improve the ability of West Midlands LAs to respond to First Tier Tribunal
•To develop the capacity of West Midlands LAs… Read More >

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 25
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Care Act Lead Officers

This group has been created for the West Midlands Care Act lead officers to facilitate discussions and share questions and ideas around the implementation of care and support reforms. Information from the National Programme Office will be posted here along with the very best examples of practice we can collectively… Read More >

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 27
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Care Act Financial Modelling Network

Information sharing and peer support for Councils as they seek to understand the financial implications of the Care Act.

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11
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Better Care Fund Leads


This group has been created for the West Midlands Better Care Fund leads to facilitate discussions and share questions and ideas around Better Care Fund plans.

If you have any suggestions, questions please feel free to post them on here

Pete Jackson on behalf of West Midlands BCF steering… Read More >

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22
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AD Network

Regional Adult Social Care Assistant Director Network, co-chaired by Brendan Clifford (Dudley) and Tony Ivko (Wolverhampton) and a number of assistant directors (ADs) who lead on particular themes and provide direction to the various networks.

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22
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Delayed Transfer of Care

This group has been established for people who are collecting information about DTOC across health and social care in the West Midlands

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 9
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Healthcare Public Health network WM

This is a collaborative network comprising of Public Health colleagues from Local Authorities involved with core offer commissioning activities, Public Health England West Midlands Centre and PH colleagues based in NHS England Area Teams and other provider Trusts. The aim of this network is to share problem solving and act… Read More >

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 2
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This group has been set up to enable ADASS members to discuss and share practice in relation to the production of Integration Transformation Fund plans

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 3
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West Midlands Personalisation Network

Welcome to the WM ADASS & IEWM Personalisation Network which provides details about its work that is being delivered in 2015-16.
The main areas of focus for the network in 2015-16 is to support all local authorities to improve their use of personalisation, and the impact it makes on people’s… Read More >

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12