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  • Speak-Easy Autumn 2017

    Speak-Easy Autumn 2017

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 14th October 2017, 12pm at Three Cs office in Greenwich.

    Speak-Easy Autumn 2017

    Speak-Easy Autumn 2017

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 14th October 2017, 12pm at Three Cs office in Greenwich.

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    We think families and friends are really important. Working together, we can make sure everyone Three Cs supports is happy, healthy and safe.

    Our Speak-Easy provides an opportunity to meet Three Cs Trustees, the Chief Executive and senior managers, as well as other families and friends. Find out what is going on and share your views over a spot of lunch.

    We really value your opinions.

    Please RSVP to Anna Snowling by Friday 6th October 2017 so we can make sure there is plenty to eat and drink for everybody.

    Anna Snowling, Executive Assistant
    Three Cs, 3rd Floor, Norman House
    110-114 Norman Road
    Greenwich, London, SE10 9QJ
    T: 020 8269 4340
    E: anna.snowling@threecs.co.uk

  • Three Cs Supporting Transforming Care in South East of London

    The National Transforming Care programme came about following the scandal at Winterbourne View in 2011.

    Three Cs Supporting Transforming Care in South East of London

    The National Transforming Care programme came about following the scandal at Winterbourne View in 2011.

    Friday, 28 July 2017

    The National Transforming Care programme came about following the scandal at Winterbourne View in 2011. The government and the NHS made a pledge to commit to a programme for change to “transform health and care services and improve the quality of the care offered to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities or autism who have mental health conditions or behaviour that challenges.” The aim of the programme is to ensure better care outcomes for these people. 

    At a local level the Transforming Care Programme is looking to deliver three programme outcomes:

    1. Reduce reliance on inpatient services (closing hospital services and strengthening support in the community)
    2. Improve quality of life for people in inpatient and community settings
    3. Improve quality of care people in inpatient and community settings 

    In April 2017, Three Cs were delighted to hear that we had been awarded a new two year contract to support the work of the South East London Transforming Care Partnership (SELTCP). We are really excited to be involved with this work which means we will be supporting more people to have a voice and help shape future service delivery across the six SELTCP Boroughs, Lewisham, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark, Bexley and Bromley. 

    We will be working with people with lived experience of services, provided by the NHS or Social Care for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities or autism who have mental health conditions or behaviour that challenges. This work recognises the expertise of those people who use these services and gives them real opportunities to create person-centred support.

    Smriti Singh, Programme Director South East London Transforming Care Partnership says, “We're really pleased that Three Cs is working with the South East London Transforming Care Partnership on our programme. Three Cs sent through a really well thought our proposal, understand the agenda and are well connected in South East London, so we're looking forward to working together”

    Edith Scott, is leading on the work at Three Cs with the support of of a new Development Worker. 

    Edith says, “The work we are doing with the SELTCP partnership is wide-ranging and varied which makes it an exciting challenge. The aim of this work is to get as much experienced based information as possible on what current services look like so that we can influence how services are commissioned in the future. We want to improve quality where we can but also keep the things that work.”

    “We have started facilitating a family/carer led bi-monthly forum which directly feeds back to the SELTCP Board. We are now looking to expand by recruiting new members. Soon we will start work interviewing people in Assessment and Treatment units and/or Mental Health Hospitals and in-patient services including community support services to get their views on what is and is not working. This will also include partnership working with Respond on this contract too which we are looking forward to”

    We will provide updates on this work later in the year.

    If you are interested in finding out more about the SELTCP forum or would like to apply to be a forum member then please contact Edith Scott, SELTCP lead at Three Cs:

    E-mail: SELTCPforum@threecs.co.uk

    Phone: 0208 269 4340

    The closing date for expressing your interest is 1st September 2017.

  • ISO 9001: 2015 certification

    Three Cs is pleased to announce we have achieved ISO 9001: 2015 certification

    ISO 9001: 2015 certification

    Three Cs is pleased to announce we have achieved ISO 9001: 2015 certification

    Friday, 12 May 2017

    On May 5th the British Assessment Bureau assessor came to visit and assess whether we met the standard for ISO 9001. We wanted ISO 9001: 2015 because it shows our customers that we are committed to providing a quality service to them wherever they live and whatever kind of support they get from Three Cs.

    ISO 9001 means Three Cs has a Quality Management System in place to ensure a consistent standard of services and continuous improvement of services leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. The assessor found we passed with flying colours!

  • Well Connected Programme

    Three Cs in partnership with Blackfriars Settlement launched the Well Connected Programme on Thursday 27th April 2017

    Well Connected Programme

    Three Cs in partnership with Blackfriars Settlement launched the Well Connected Programme on Thursday 27th April 2017

    Friday, 28 April 2017

    It was wonderful to be able to welcome a wide variety of people to the launch including the Mayor of Southwark and many local community organisations who will help us to create a network and opportunities for people to connect to.

    We also had the opportunity to welcome people who we will be supporting as part of the Well Connected Programme. This included many of those who had lost support when Crossways Day Centre closed and Jo Clare spoke about how their feedback had directly shaped the work that we will be doing.

    The spirit of the celebration was captured wonderfully by art and poetry readings from people we support and some energetic dancing!

    Well Connected is a three year Big Lottery funded programme aimed at supporting people who experience mental health challenges.

    There will be support at Three Cs and Blackfriars Settlement for people to connect to friends old and new, take part in an range of creative, learning and leisure activities, and get support if they become unwell.

  • Volunteering - a marathon not a sprint!

    Our volunteer, Alice, successfully completed the London Marathon in a time of 05:27:05. She has raised £671.22 for unfunded activities at Three Cs.

    Volunteering - a marathon not a sprint!

    Our volunteer, Alice, successfully completed the London Marathon in a time of 05:27:05. She has raised £671.22 for unfunded activities at Three Cs.

    Monday, 24 April 2017

    Alice was a befriender to Diane. On her JustGiving page, Alice says, "Working with Diane [was] a wonderful part of my life and I want to help raise money so that Three Cs can continue supporting amazing people like her". This is a particularly impressive achievement as Alice remained dedicated to Diane, Three Cs and her training after having to pull out due to injury last year.

    Despite time having passed since Alice was befriending Diane, Diane remembered the time they spent together (raising the roof at Songbirds and enjoying a drink or two!) and was delighted to add her voice to the cheering crowds at the marathon this year. It is a fantastic example of how a volunteers' drive can bring such diverse benefits to Three Cs and the people we support.

  • Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    One of our valued volunteers, Alice Warley, took up the challenge of running the London Marathon in 2016 but due to injury had to pull out. Thankfully she was able to defer to this year and has got her running shoes back on to run on 23rd April 2017. Alice will be raising money for Three Cs. The money will be used to pay for activities for people who are not funded.

    Alice had been volunteering with us for over a year and enjoyed spending time with her new friend Diane doing things that Diane loves.

    If you would like to know how Alice is progressing and give a donation, please click on the following link to get to Alice's fundraising page.

  • Looking after your mental health and well-being is much less daunting when you are well connected

    Three Cs are delighted to give advance notice of a new Well Connected programme funded by the Big Lottery which will be launched in February 2017.

    Looking after your mental health and well-being is much less daunting when you are well connected

    Three Cs are delighted to give advance notice of a new Well Connected programme funded by the Big Lottery which will be launched in February 2017.

    Thursday, 16 February 2017

    We have teamed up with Blackfriars Settlement and former mental health service users to co-produce a programme of activities and opportunities which will support people to stay well and by staying well connected and using and developing their skills in valued roles. Our new Community Connector will help people find and stay connected with a range of creative, leisure, learning and social activities which provide opportunities for building relationships and giving and getting support from friends, old and new. They will also support people to take early action on physical and mental health issues and refer them to the right place for dealing with underlying problems.

    Excitingly, everything we do under the Well Connected programme will be user-led or co-produced. That means that over the next three years, there will be masses of opportunity for people to contribute their time and skills in paid and unpaid roles, as well as to learn through volunteering.

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