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Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland: annual review 2016-2017

Published: 26 Mar 2018
Directorate:
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781788517140

A review of how the Warmer Homes Scotland Scheme has performed and made progress towards meeting the scheme's stated objectives.

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

Contents
Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Scotland: annual review 2016-2017
Appendix 1: Warmer Homes Scotland Annual Review 2016/17 Terms of Reference

65 page PDF

1.7 MB

Appendix 1: Warmer Homes Scotland Annual Review 2016/17 Terms of Reference

Directorate for Housing and Social Justice
Better Homes Division

Warmer Homes Scotland

Review of 2016/17

Draft Terms of Reference

Contents

1. Document Control
1.1 Revision History
1.2 Document Approval
2. Terms of Reference Introduction
3. Background
4. Objectives
5. Approach
6. Scope
6.1 Warmer Homes Scotland objectives
6.2 Recommendations from 2015/16
7. Reporting

1. Document Control

1.1 Revision History

Version Status Date Author/Modifier Description
0.1 Draft 12/05/2017 Jo Wright Initial draft TOR for internal review
0.2 Draft 26/07/2017 Moira Parker Amend reporting date
0.3 Final 6/09/2017 Moira Parker Added “Sign Off” Date and reverteed to Final from Draft

1.2 Document Approval

Name Role Date Signed Off
Warmer Homes Scotland Strategic Board To oversee the progress of Warmer Homes Scotland in meeting it’s stated objectives 5 September 2016

2. Terms of Reference Introduction

Purpose:

To review the strategic and operational delivery of Warmer Homes Scotland during the 2016/17 financial year and determine whether or not it is meeting its stated objectives.

Usage:

This document is to be used to define the objectives, scope and approach of the review and as the basis for a more detailed specification to be developed.

Process:

The TOR should be agreed before any detailed design, development, test or implementation takes place.

The TOR should be approved by the HEEPS Delivery Board. The Board will ensure the TOR is fit for purpose and clearly sets out the requirements of the review.

If all parties are happy to proceed, the review will be approved and scheduled. Notification of both approval and scheduling is the trigger for the contract manager to begin execution at the scheduled date. Senior managers scheduling the project are committing the required resources to be available from the scheduled start date.

3. Background

The Scottish Government has committed to reviewing the delivery of the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme annually to ensure it continues to meet its stated objectives and to identify areas of improvement. The scheme’s objectives are:

  • Tackling fuel poverty
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Improving the housing stock
  • Offering value for money
  • Bringing additional community benefits

The first review, which covered the period from scheme launch on 1 September 2015 to the end of the 2015/16 financial year, was published on the Scottish Government website in November 2016 [3] . It considered every aspect of Warmer Homes Scotland including operational delivery and wider strategic issues. It made 11 recommendations intended to improve access to and delivery of Warmer Homes Scotland.

4. Objectives

The overarching objective of the review is to determine whether or not Warmer Homes Scotland is meeting its objectives and to identify any areas for improvement. This review should also outline the progress that has been made in implementing the recommendations of the previous review.

5. Approach

Broadly, data collected by both Warmworks Scotland LLP and the Energy Saving Trust related to the delivery of Warmer Homes Scotland during 2016/17 will be analysed in line with the scope of the review to form conclusions and recommendations for future delivery.

6. Scope

Linked to the overarching objectives set out in paragraph 3, the review will include (but is not restricted to) the items outlined in the following sections. The review should consider how likely it is that any of these objectives might fail to be met and what improvements could be made to mitigate this. The review should also consider what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the previous review.

We would expect the review to be carried out in two phases. Phase one includes data collection and validation, and phase two, analysis of that data and the development of recommendations.

6.1 Warmer Homes Scotland objectives

Determine whether or not the scheme is meeting (or is on track to meet) its stated objectives;

If objectives are not being met or progress towards meeting objectives is not being made, determine why that is and make recommendations that will bring the scheme back into line with the objectives

6.2 Recommendations from 2015/16

Determine whether or not the recommendations from the review of 2015/16 have been (or are in the process of being) implemented;

If the recommendations are not being implemented or progress towards implementation has not been made, determine why that is and make further recommendations that will ensure these improvements are made

7. Reporting

The outcome of the review should be reported, firstly, to the Scottish Government’s identified contract manager and thereafter to the HEEPS Delivery Board and Warmer Homes Scotland Strategic Board. Where reports make recommendations, all parties will provide an outline of what actions they will take to implement these and their timescales. The review should conclude and report by January 2018.


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