Introduction to NWIEP and its relationship with Cumbria Rosemary Ramirez NWIEP Programme Director Who is the NWIEP? The North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership was established in response to the National Improvement and Efficiency Strategy to drive the region’s ambitions for excellence through improvement and efficiency. We aim to help councils and the sub-regions drive their own improvement and efficiency agenda for the benefit of the region’s public services. NWIEP Governance Strategic Forum Chaired by Council Tim Stoddard Member led made up of NWIEP Members Board and the Partnership Management Board Responsible for strategic decision making, management and monitoring of Partnership activity. Partnership Management Board Chief Executive led. Made up of 2 Chief Executives from each of the sub-regions, alongside representatives from Fire & Rescue and more recently from the Strategic Health Authority, and the Police. Supported by regional advisors in the form of the Audit Commission, IDeA, GONW and NWEO. Responsible for delivery of member priorities, performance monitoring, consideration of sector and organizational improvement & efficiency issues, and strategic policy issues linked to national and regional issues for discussion at NW IEP Strategic Forum level Members Board Also Chaired by Council Tim Stoddard and is made up of one leader from each sub region (to be increased to two) and elected member representatives from Fire and Rescue, Police and North West Employers Organisation Will act as the core panel for the members Gateway Sub Regional Finance Approximately 60% of the funding, £4.3 million has been allocated directly to the sub regions in year one A calculation of size, number of authorities and population was used to determine how much each sub region received The sub regions were asked to submit plans to NWIEP explaining what they will spend this money on and what they will achieve by doing so, addressing the priorities set out in the regional plan, on a pre agreed form The submissions were taken to the NWIEP Management Board for approval 20.05.08 The money can be claimed quarterly against expenditure We were initially the only region in the country to take this devolved approach, but others are now following! Regional Providers £4 million has been allocated to the regional enablers in year one There is no guarantee that this funding will continue The Management Board will determine what money is allocated to which regional providers based upon identified needs in years 2 and 3 List of Regional Providers Regional Programme Programme Lead Neighbourhoods NW Gateway Helena Kettleborough North West Together We Can (WTWC) Eve Davidson North West Liveability Foundation (NWLF) Liz Moss North West Regional Procurement Programme Ian Brown North West Construction Hub Neil Davies Joint Improvement Partnership David Jones (CSIP) North West Climate Change Support Programme (CLASP) Ailsa Gibson North West LSP Support Package John Tench North West Fire and Rescue Services Ged Murphy NWeGG “Added Value” Programme Phil Swan Equalities and Diversity Gateway Liz McQue Leadership Development Gateway Liz McQue North West Member Development Gateway Liz McQue North West Workforce Development Gateway Liz McQue Regional Support for improvement Liverpool Strategic Innovation and Improvement Programme (SIIP) Ben Dolan Fylde Borough Council – Improvement Support Philip Woodward Want to know more? NWIEP Offer Launch Event 23.10.08 Warrington NWIEP Challenge to Cumbria Identify ongoing issues Invest improvement and efficiency support effectively To support your colleagues within your sub region who may be struggling on specific delivery areas Monitoring CLG remain unclear about performance requirements with the only exceptions being the clear 3% efficiency target and LAA delivery A performance monitoring framework has been developed and issued to the sub regions and regional providers alike for quarterly completion The outcomes of the performance monitoring framework will be taken to the NWIEP Partnership Management Board who are accountable for the money that has been issued. NWIEP Staff A number of employees from NWCE and NWIN have been retained to finalise their existing work or to support the transition to NWIEP. However, any ongoing roles within NWIEP will be advertised It is hoped that the small core team will be in place by the beginning of 2009 to support strategy, delivery and sustainability NWIEP Vision and Mission Our vision: The North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership will lead the ambition, foster innovation and share best practice and learning to support the public sector in delivering better outcomes for their communities. In doing so, it will establish the North West’s reputation as an innovator within the national improvement and efficiency agenda. Our mission statement: The North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership will support public sector organisations by funding, co-ordinating and communicating a range of focused programmes that will significantly transform the delivery of their efficiency and improvement strategies. We will be instrumental in increasing spread of best practice across the region’s public sector organisations. We will be a forerunner in the drive to secure leading-edge public services for the North West. We will be a focal point to inspire the North West’s public sector to stretch for the best possible performance in order to deliver world-class services.