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Publication - Research Finding

Warmer Homes Scotland - first annual review

Published: 3 Nov 2016
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781786525789

Annual review of our Warmer Homes Scotland scheme, looking at delivery from September 2015 to March 2016.

92 page PDF

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92 page PDF

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Contents
Warmer Homes Scotland - first annual review
Objective 5 - Community Benefits

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Objective 5 - Community Benefits

In order to achieve this objective, Warmer Homes Scotland is expected to provide benefits to the wider community through vocational training and employment opportunities and Warmworks has committed to an Employment and Skills Plan ( ESP) which set targets to be achieved over the term of the contract. Table 10 shows the ESP targets against the commitments Warmworks and its supply chain have made to exceed these targets.

Figure 14: HES Customer advisors opinions of the scheme

Figure 14: HES Customer advisors opinions of the scheme

Warmworks is also required to:

  • Ensure that it operates the contract in line with the Scottish Government's Environmental Policy;
  • Consider the use of social enterprises in the delivery of the contract;
  • Consider engaging with Community-Based Activities that local people can engage with on a region by region basis, that are centred around alleviating the effects of living in poverty; including social isolation and poor health;
  • Optimise opportunities for SME involvement; and
  • Take a similarly positive approach to workforce-related matters as part of a fair and equitable employment and reward package as the Scottish Government (this also applies to Warmworks' subcontractors).

Anecdotally, the Scottish Government review team is aware that many of these have been achieved but formal reporting structures were not yet in place for the period of the review so Community Benefits should be considered a key element of the 2016/17 review of Warmer Homes Scotland. From 2016/17, Pennington Choices will audit Community Benefits reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Table 10: ESP targets and Warmworks commitments

Deliverable ESP target Warmworks commitment
Work Placement or Work Shadowing (14-16 years) - persons securing 20 68
Work Placement or Work Shadowing (16 plus years) - persons 20 60
Skills For Work: Construction Crafts 40 44
Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action 50 67
Pre Apprenticeship Electrical Installation and Renewables 40 37
Graduates - persons benefitting from graduate positions 10 17
Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Starts - new person registered on schemes 18 48
Existing apprentices - persons registered on existing schemes 8 70
Apprentice (Including Modern Apprentices) Completions - persons completing apprenticeships 18 60
Jobs created in the core PAS 2030 work areas including office / support - number of new jobs created in this area of work 15 47
S/ NVQ Starts for Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20 41
S/ NVQ Completions for Subcontractors - persons gaining award 20 32
Training Plans for Subcontractors - number of plans to be completed 6 11
Supervisor Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 16
Leadership and Management Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 10 18
Advanced Health and Safety Training for Subcontractors - persons to be trained 15 25

Recommendation 11 - Community Benefits reporting should be a key focus of the 2016/17 review of Warmer Homes Scotland.


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