FWL & Associates
Consultancy + Change Management for Local Government


Our Services

At FWL & Associates, our goal is to help you transform your services in a way that meets local needs, addresses statutory requirements and makes efficient use of resources.

Service Improvement & Transformation

Bringing about change for your organisation, customers & finances.

We specialise in transformation projects that will bring about real changes for your organisation, your customers and your finances. Our collaborative and communicative approach means we have a good track record in achieving stakeholder buy-in, leading to effective implementation & ongoing ownership

Project Management & Implementation

Delivering your project from initial brief through to implementation.

We consider each project individually and apply a structured approach that works for your area and subject matter. We have extensive experience of delivering a wide range of projects from initial brief through to implementation and performance management

Support around Local Area SEND Inspection

Helping you to prepare for your SEND inspection.

We have a wealth of SEND experience on the team & our associates are well versed in the changes to legislation and statutory requirements. We can help ensure your area is inspection ready, picking up short-term improvement projects if required. We can also support with developing written statements of action and addressing Ofsted recommendations post-inspection

Coaching & mentoring

Enabling you to lead your teams through change.

Our associates are experienced senior managers with a history of coaching and leading teams through change in the public sector. We offer a range of coaching and mentoring services to support managers in their leadership roles, flexible to your individual needs and goals

Facilitating peer reviews

Guiding you through self-assessment, benchmarking & sharing best practice.

Whether you are preparing for an inspection or a period of transformation, we can lead or support your organisation through a peer review. We will work with your stakeholders to prepare a self-assessment, and use our resources, experience and networks to facilitate benchmarking & sharing best practice

Business planning

Supporting you from your strategic vision through to action planning.

We can support your organisation at all levels of business planning, from developing a strategic vision and values through to action planning and performance management. We use a collaborative approach to optimise buy-in and ownership from all stakeholders

Consultation & co - production

Engaging with your stakeholders and providing an independent perspective.

Whilst engagement and co-production are central to any transformation project we undertake, we also offer this as a standalone service. We will work with you to identify your stakeholders and provide a range of engagement mechanisms that will work for them, e.g. focus groups, online questionnaires, open forums, paper forms. Our independence and objectivity will ensure you gain a rounded set of views to inform the next stage of your project

Financial analysis & benchmarking

Reviewing finances to inform resource allocation & cost savings.

We offer a range of financial services to help your organisation make the most of its resources. Examples of this include reviewing high needs funding, analysing top-up funding, producing a cost-benefit analysis within an options appraisal, benchmarking SEND financial data, and reviewing the financial aspects of specific services facing funding cuts. We can work with your organisation to make recommendations for cost savings and more efficient resource allocation

Commissioning & procurement

Supporting you throughout the commissioning cycle, from needs assessment to implementation & review.

Our associates have significant experience in commissioning across public sector children’s services, including joint commissioning. We are able to support you with all elements of the commissioning cycle, from needs assessment, through consultation, options appraisal and political sign-off, to procurement, implementation and review