Hannoversche Werkstätten gem. GmbH


Total income 2011/12
not known

How is this made up?
The funding of the differents areas of work are as follows:    Hannoversche WohnAssistenz (assisted living): invoicing according to specialist staff hours. Contract partner is the Hannover Region, which conducts negotiations in the name of the local communities concerned.

Vocational training area
Contract partner for agreeing the cost rates for attendance is the State Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA), represented by the Regional Purchasing Centre for northern Germany. Cost rates are binding for all funding bodies such as the German Pension Scheme (Deutsche Rentenversicherung; formerly BfA, LVA)

Working area
The remuneration provisions are composed of: basic flat rate, flat rate for the relevant measure, investment contribution, travel costs, contribution to employer’s liability insurance association and economic occupation flat rate. The contract partner is the Lower Saxony Social Welfare Office in Hildesheim (LS Hildesheim)

Contributions to the pension scheme and health and nursing care insurance are deducted from the pay on behalf of the workshop employees.

Human resources
The institution currently employs roughly 1,000 people in the workshops and about 250 members of staff for group supervision, specialist services and administration.

Handicapped accessible machines are available in all activity branches.

Start-up investment
not known

External support
not known

If public funding were withdrawn, could the GP continue to exist?

Strengths, weaknesses, difficulties and lessons learned.
Strengths: Magnitude - Hannoversche Werkstätte is the largest institution in Hannover of its kind, with an extremely broad range of activities -, long-lasting experience and partnership with three other networks of people with disabilities. Difficulties: Competition with other low-wage countries, such as Ukraine.