The NCSE is delivered by a partnership between 3SC, Social Firms UK and Social Enterprise UK and funded by NOMS CFO and the European Social Fund. This unique consortium offers VCSEs plus local & regional consortia opportunities to be part of national contracts to deliver their diverse and innovative services throughout England.
3SC is passionate about employment for those people who might have barriers, as is Julian John from Delsion Diversity. Delsion is one of 3SC's latest members and is Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to helping people who need support into work.
To celebrate 10,000 employees on Jobs Growth Wales, the Welsh Government invited us to be involved with a promotional video along with Mike and Nathan from Aspray. We are delighted to have employers like Aspray on board providing great vacancies.
Simply Do is a social venture aimed at providing innovative solutions for startups, micro-businesses and business support organisations in Wales. One of the new and exciting areas of work is the Simply Do Startup programme launching mid-July. This is a startup accelerator for young people (aged between 18 and 24) aimed at equipping them with the mindset, knowledge and experience to plan, build and start successful ventures.
We were delighted to be written about in Wales online this month and also in print, with our Western Mail feature. The news that everyone was talking about was the appointment of Kathryn Jellings as our Head of 3SC Cymru
3SC has partnered with Tier 1 bidder Interserve to build comprehensive VCSE supply chains for the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) competitions. The work this month has been particularly intense, as Interserve prepares to submit bids to the Ministry of Justice on June 30th. The bids will then be evaluated, with preferred bidders announced by September. Between now and then we will be developing detailed supply chain mobilisation plans, staffing structures, performance reporting regimes, and preparing ISPA contracts. Services are expected to ‘go live’ at the end of 2014, or by early 2015.
This month, 3SC’s Business Development Team has continued to develop new opportunities in criminal justice and employability.
I sometimes reflect on the future landscape of public services. By future I mean long-term or even generational timescales. It seems to me that the accepted demographic shift towards people living longer, plus deepening income inequality and consequent increasing social disadvantage amongst some groups are some of the key risks to public services over this timescale.
Welcome to our latest Newsletter. In this edition we update you on how we are progressing the consortia build for the MOJ Transforming Rehabilitation procurement on behalf of Interserve, our other business development opportunities and a piece from 3SC Cymru. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to work on our due diligence requests for Transforming Rehabilitation (TR).
As we develop our VCSE sector supply chains for Interserve Justice for the Transforming Rehabilitation competition bids due at the end of June, 3SC is very aware that addressing disability need is an important factor in reducing reoffending.