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Since the introduction of the Social Value Act the measurement and demonstration of value has been much debated. At the heart of that debate is a belief that the worth of an activity or service should be measured not just on financial grounds, but on the wider benefits it brings to society.
Website Update


You may have noticed that the 3SC website looks a little different recently. We’ve responded to feedback from staff and stakeholders to ensure that the site is now more user friendly and easier to navigate.
Quality Assurance


Over the last 3 months we have been busy refreshing our Quality Assurance documents, systems and processes.


We are absolutely delighted to be a part of the DWP’s Specialist Employability Support programme with the Royal National College of the Blind as the contract prime, which has launched at the beginning of September.
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The Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) was held in Milan this year. Martyn Oliver, our Chief Executive, shares his notes on worldwide developments in social business.
Jumping the gap


Martyn Oliver, 3SC's CEO and Lee Whitehead, Business Developer discuss how to manage risks in large scale supply chains.
Purple Futures


As I am sure you will now be aware Purple Futures, an Interserve led partnership, has been selected as Preferred Bidder to provide probation and rehabilitation services in Greater Manchester & Cheshire; Merseyside; West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire; Humberside & Lincolnshire and Hampshire as part of the UK Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) programme.
Welsh Assembly Government


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.
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