Local Employment & Training
We are committed to supporting many training and local employment schemes, and employ as standard our local labour policy on any contract we undertake. The policy has been developed as a result of many years experience of providing local employment and training opportunities on large social housing refurbishment contracts.
We are working collaboratively with an extensive network of partner organisations to assist the company achieve its aims concerning local labour and training.
Our Local Labour Policy dictates that we establish an environment on site that allows local people to access and importantly sustain employment with the company. This is achieved by purposefully holding open vacancies solely dedicated to locals within the experienced site team.
In addition to the above the company also operates a full apprenticeship programme that is always made available to local people in the areas in which we are working. We continue our work in conjunction with organisations such as The Manchester College and Skill-Solutions to offer specific trade work experience in order for learners to build up NVQ portfolios.
Educating the Community
"It is our policy to maximise all aspects of community benefits wherever we are working. By bringing together experiences from other schemes, we have the ability to share information and ideas ensuring community events and initiatives are utilised to their full potential.” - Sarah Harwood, Community Initiatives Co-ordinator
We work with our clients to educate the communities in which we work, whenever we can.
On our of our initiatives involves presenting to residents about energy efficiency and the simple measures that they can take to help reduce their domestic fuel bills. This has been particularly useful with the recent hikes in energy prices.
We have also developed a unique health and safety educational programme to keep children on the right side of the site hoardings and safety barriers. Our Community Initiatives Team work closely with school head teachers, education authorities and of course the children themselves.
Our programme includes:
- Delivering safety awareness presentations to school children of all ages on the hazards associated with construction sites.
- Involving children in the safety signage process with design competitions forming part of the safety awareness presentations. Importantly all entrants receive a certificate of participation for their efforts with the winners receiving anything from book tokens to art and craft sets and seeing their signs being professionally enlarged onto site sign boards for use on our site compound hoardings.
- Part of our initiative also sees the donation of high viz vests to promote ‘walking buses’ especially during the winter months and litter picking teams to promote environmental awareness.
“The initiative has gone down very well with the children and the message of safety on building sites has been very useful especially with half term approaching.” - Mr Greenhalgh, Head Teacher, St Peter & St Pauls Primary School, Rishton
Sponsorship & Charity Work
At Casey, both the company and the staff are involved in raising money for, and donating to, charities and causes that are close to our hearts. Here are some of our favourites.
- Environmental Projects
We recognise that the central aim of our housing projects is to deliver a service that is specifically tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of our client's customers – the residents. We translate and extend this 'customer focus' into our everyday working culture so that the residents – as the ultimate beneficiaries of a project - always remain the determining factor in decisions regarding how a significant regeneration contract is conducted from start to completion.
For every project that we undertake in or adjacent to existing resident's homes we utilise the services of our Resident Liaison Team. We were one of the first Community Construction Contractors to recognise the need and necessity to employ dedicated Resident Liaison Officers.
Our liaison staff are highly experienced and generally come from multi-disciplinary, 'front-line' backgrounds. This experience allows them to communicate effectively with individual residents, whether resident or leaseholder, as well as client representatives, local businesses and the various agencies that may become involved in our projects.
Watch this video to see some of the information we provided for residents of Shiregreen in Sheffield when we carried out a project for Sanctuary Housing.