3SC are one of the partners in Purple Futures which is an Interserve led partnership that also includes our other partners P3 and Shelter. Purple Futures has been selected to provide probation and rehabilitative services in five Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) areas including Cheshire and Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Humberside, Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as part of the Ministry of Justice’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
3SC is working in collaboration with Interserve and the CRCs to build and performance manage a supply chain of third sector delivery partners who will deliver a wide range of offender facing rehabilitative services based on the need identified in each CRC. This will ensure offenders have access to appropriate and high quality services as and when they need them. As well as sourcing providers, negotiating contracts (both small and large, local and national) and performance managing them, 3SC is also responsible for developing and maintaining a Directory of Services for each CRC. This contains a searchable database of all of the offender facing delivery partners in each CRC (including mainstream service provision) organised by geography, service type and sector.
You can find additional information in the current newsletter below or by viewing the Interserve Purple Futures website.