3SC worked as a contractor to Working Links to deliver the Families with multiple needs programme in Lincolnshire. In total 720 families were identified as requiring specific support in such areas as housing, education alcohol and substance abuse. The aim was to relieve individual agencies such as Police, NHS by using a dedicated case worker who would identify family needs and provide a one stop approach. In Lincolnshire 3SC were targeted with identifying 150 families and delivering bespoke action plans which included sustained employment
Future Jobs Fund
This was a Government supported scheme operated through DWP to offer 6 months fully funded work placements to young people aged 18-24 who were long term unemployed. The aim was to provide experience of the work environment but in reality nearly 35% went on to sustained employment.
This was 3SC’s first employment and skills contract and was offered over 3 phases from2009-2011. 3SC were a national provider (as opposed to Regional) and were contracted to deliver over 6000 work placements across England.
3SC was one of the leading UK providers along with Groundwork and also delivered placements on behalf of Nation al Housing Federation. In total approx. 65 delivery organisations were used to host the placements
3SC delivered The Bridgend Futures Contract for Bridgend County Borough Council, working with their Communities First teams to support 90 NEETs and 90 Older people, living in the local communities.
The delivery was aimed at local residents who were not being supported by other provisions or organisations, to engage with them in employment related services to enable them to take up training, volunteers and employment. The programme went live in December 2013 and continued until it’s close in March 2015. The 3SC contract over achieved on almost all outcomes and assisted in excess of 50 people in gaining a recognised qualification. All participants also recorded feeling more confident after taking part. Please view our case study section for more details on this inspiring contract.
Jobs Growth Wales
3SC is proud to have played its part in delivering the Welsh Government’s flag ship employment programme - Jobs Growth Wales. From August 2013 to March 2015 we promoted the programme to thousands of employers and successfully placed over 650 young people into lasting employment opportunities. The Jobs Growth Wales scheme through 3SC enabled employers to recruit young people aged 16-24 with the wages for the first six months being supported by European Social Funding. 3SC delivered both the third sector strand and the supported strand. We were able to offer direct opportunities to charities, social enterprises, voluntary and community groups. On the supported strand we delivered a ground breaking programme of support to young people who were further away from the job market and provided one to one coaching to support them in their new job.
3SC is working with London Youth to deliver the £10 million Talent Match programme. Talent Match is a Big Lottery Fund programme that supports 18 - 24 year olds who have been out of work, education or training over 12 months. London Youth’s programme covers 11 London Boroughs, and includes specialist provision for young people with disabilities, young people who are parents and carers, and young people who are interested in entrepreneurship. 3SC leads the Disability Specialist partnership, covering all 11 boroughs. Our partners include Mencap, Royal Association for Deaf People, Royal London Society for the Blind, City & Hackney Mind, Jobs in Mind, and a range of specialist providers.