As part of our improvement programme we are proud to work with a range of partners at local, regional and national level. Our partnerships help to ensure that our programme meets the varied needs of councils and gives us flexibility to bring in additional resources, experience or skillsets when needed.
Examples of current partnerships include:
- The West Midlands Clinical Research Network (part of the National Institute for Health and Care Research) on developing a culture of social care research in the region
- The Strategy Unit on our Future Thinking work
- NHS Midlands and West Midlands Academic Health Science Network on a joint programme with people with learning disabilities and people with autism
- National Voices on lived experience coaching for social care leaders
- University of Birmingham on evaluating aspects of our improvement programme including Peer Challenge and Co-production
- Think Local Act Personal as our critical friend and collaborator in various strands of our activity
- West Midlands Employers on delivering adult social care workforce improvements
We also work in partnership with national colleagues at the LGA and ADASS via the Care and Health Improvement Programme.
Find out more about our partnerships including stakeholder feedback in our 22/23 Regional Account. If you are interested in working with us and have skills and resources to help contribute to our vision and priorities, we invite you to get in touch.
The video below illustrates our partnership working with the University of Birmingham, which has recently evaluated our Peer Review process. You can access a copy of the UoB report from this link.