3SC is delighted to announce that Shores is our delivery partner of the month for August.
Ken Skates AM, The Deputy Minister for Skills & Technology for the National Assembly for Wales writes to 3SC and its members about Jobs Growth Wales
This month, 3SC’s Business Development Team has continued to pursue new opportunities for our members in the criminal justice, employability and NEET markets.
We have to balance the imperative to deliver quality public services on the one hand, and to save taxpayers’ money on the other. One possible consequence of this is the commoditisation of service users on the ground so that measurable outcomes translate easily into contract payments. Under these circumstances risk is passed from policy maker to commissioner, commissioner to deliverer and from deliverer to the service user.
Over the next 2 months the Ministry of Justice will have assessed the TR tier 1 bids and will be announcing who will take on the Community Rehabilitation Companies in the 21 CPAs. In this article we examine the merits of the fully integrated model that Interserve has developed with 3SC, the processes necessary to engage a vibrant voluntary sector and also the role of public sector partners in the contract package area (CPA) bids.
Annex Signs & Design was founded in 2011 by owner Joshua Weaver, a sign making and printing company based in mid Wales. Annex started as a company of only 1 employee (Joshua himself), working from home. We Are Promotional Products has been the brand extension to Annex, a company selling a range of over 1000 items of printed and branded promotional merchandise. We Are Promotional Products has already got off to a flying start and the addition of Jobs Growth Wales employees has supported this.
Claire Bissett was appointed in March as a Community Awareness Officer for the Big Issue Cymru as part of the Jobs Growth Wales scheme and she has proven to be a great asset to the outreach team. Claire has been kept very busy so far and has been getting vendors noticed by the communities they work in.
Three Jobs Growth Wales employees are inviting businesses in South Wales to sponsor their new project to 'keep children safe online’. Harriet Horne, Lucy Richards and Bhavia Perushotharmen have been taken on by Unitalk Ltd, a technology and software company with an office in Cardiff.
Interview with Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair of the Climate Change Commission
We were pleased to catch up with Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures and Chair of the Climate Change Commission. Peter was kind enough to share his views on Jobs Growth Wales, including how the scheme links to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill and the Sustainable Development Charter.
3SC was exactly five years old on 23 July 2014. Over that time 3SC has swayed with the ebb and flow of procurement and has steadily built a portfolio of programmes that, through our wonderful and growing number of consortia members, are making an impact on some of our biggest social problems. We have tried to influence the public procurement space so that commissioners, primes and policy makers are far more inclusive in their willingness to engage the expertise that is prevalent in our sector: