Each Home Counts Newsletter 8 April 2016


‘Every Home Matters’ Newsletter

08th April 2016


We are now very close to having a fully drafted final report. The story is beginning to unfold showing why we are doing the Review and our proposals for a future way of operating within the sector that will build on good current practice and address areas of concern.

This week…. Next week…..
·        Cross workstream meeting on 4 April to discuss the quality management framework and related recommendations.

·        On Tuesday 05th April we held our third Implementation Board meeting where we discussed finalising the Review report.

Future Events

·        Review team/GLA meeting Tuesday 12th April 2016


Implementation Board-led by Peter Bonfield
Peter was joined for the third Implementation Board meeting on Tuesday 5 April by the industry worksteams leads, the Review team and also government representatives.

The main objectives of the meeting were to share workstream progress in working towards a clear plan for implementing the recommendations and to discuss development of the Review final report.

The meeting started off with an update from the workstream leads with a question and answer session at the end of each update. The aim to understand how workstream recommendations link together and where further detail needs to be developed.

One of our goals is for the final report to be fully drafted over the next few weeks. Industry leads are working on chapters to outline the recommendations proposed by the workstreams and to feed into the report. The intention is to include wider stakeholder support for the recommendations and chapters.

In parallel to completing the report, we will start the buy in process at the various levels within government for supporting the Review recommendations.

Quality Management Meeting-cross workstreams
A cross cutting meeting was held between the Insulation/Fabric, Compliance & Enforcement, Skills & Training worksteam leads on 04th April.

The meeting was designed to establish a common approach to quality management. The range of actions the review may recommend needs to be structured, managed and controlled within a quality framework. The outcomes led to another meeting on quality and SME businesses to develop the themes and ideas that resulted.

The main points from the meeting:

·        Understanding and production of a diagram which demonstrates the quality management perspective from the coal face, and without the proposals appealing to that part of the sector it is difficult to see how real change for the better will be achieved.

·        Clarity on how many of the Review recommendations come to a focus and link together through the quality management framework.

·        Building on the work produced in previous meetings, further detail developed of how the quality management plan can be put into practice.

·        Establishing consensus on the principles for a quality management framework.

Our work from this point will be to examine the detail and ensure we test the model with some analysis of costs and resources needed for delivery to ensure it is robust and practical.

Every Home Matters Team (The Bonfield 10 )
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Richard Mellish, Matt Webb, Lynne Ebdon, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Elaine Simpson Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Will Field Home Energy Technologies
Sherif Kahky Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, [email protected]