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3SC’s vision is of the third sector delivering an increasing share of public services and a greater amount of social impact. The principal activity of 3SC has been the management of public service contracts. We are now adding to our business the provision of other services, all of which have a clear social impact and will help grow 3SC for the future. The aim is to create a more diverse offer: one that embraces a much wider range of services, solutions and systems and then utilises the creativity and collaborative and complementary style of working that underpins the 3SC model.
3SC manages and wins contracts on behalf of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. The delivery of public services is a difficult and competitive marketplace, dominated by large commercial organisations that can lack the person-centred and inclusive approach to public services that the VCSE sector excels at delivering. 3SC gives these VCSE organisations a chance to compete for, and ultimately deliver, such contracts.
We have built supply chains and worked with more than 550 different delivery organisations across 16 programmes in the welfare to work/employment, young people, criminal justice, and disabilities’ arenas.
3SC has supported and enabled the VCSE sector to access more than £62 million since its inceptionthrough our directly delivered contracts and Transforming Rehabilitation activities. In 2016-2017 alone we supported our supply chains to access in excess of £7 million.
We believe that the needs of people using public services – especially those who are hardest to reach – are best met by experienced, local, passionate and mission-driven organisations.
With your help, we can support more of those organisations.What we do
As a social enterprise delivering government contracts through specialist supply chains, 3SC’s Board is made up of experts in its different markets. Given its UK-wide reach, and reputation for delivering excellent contract performance, the Board is committed to growing capacity to deliver even more social impact.
3SC puts the service user at the centre of everything it does within a culture of ‘getting it right first time’ and customer service excellence. More information about quality management and accreditation.
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What we do
Young people are tomorrow’s social seedlings. 3SC works with our VCSE supply chain organisations to ensure that young people have a better start in life, and access to opportunities to help them achieve a brighter future.
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3SC and our partners deliver services tailored to those living with physical and mental health conditions and disabilities to ensure inclusivity, diversity and full participation in all aspects of society.
Read more about our work in the disability sector…
3SC manages a supply chain dedicated to reducing re-offending, and enabling and supporting offenders to integrate and contribute to society in a positive way.
Read more about our work in the transforming rehabilitation sector…
What people say about us
“I have no hesitation in recommending 3SC as a prime contractor. We have greatly benefited from their quality assurance processes, their online customer management system, and supportive monthly performance reviews.”Robert Glenn: Groundwork
“3SC supported us by offering us our first contract called Intergr8, which involved working with young people on the brink of permanent exclusion from their school. Throughout the contract we have been supported by 3SC, and given clear guidance about successfully delivering the contract.”Chris Murray: The Write Time