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  • Investors in People

    Investors in People

    Three Cs has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

    Investors in People

    Investors in People

    Three Cs has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

    Tuesday, 02 October 2018

    Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

    Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Three Cs, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Three Cs should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

    The IIP Practitioner conducting Three Cs review noted in his report that line management is a key strength at Three Cs, and this along with being a genuinely values based organisation helped us to secure silver and said that he was impressed with the dedication, professionalism and commitment shown by Three Cs workforce.

  • Speak-Easy Autumn 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 13th October 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Speak-Easy Autumn 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 13th October 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    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, 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 28th September 2018 so we can make sure there is plenty to eat and drink for everybody.

    Anna Snowling, Executive Assistant
    Three Cs
    T: 020 8269 4340
    E: anna.snowling@threecs.co.uk

  • Celebrating Success 2018 at the National Maritime Museum

    “Inclusion means that beautiful public spaces belong to all of us, especially to the disabled people who contribute to and are supported by Three Cs” CEO Jo Clare.

    Celebrating Success 2018 at the National Maritime Museum

    “Inclusion means that beautiful public spaces belong to all of us, especially to the disabled people who contribute to and are supported by Three Cs” CEO Jo Clare.

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    On the evening of June 28th 2018, and while most of the country was watching England versus Belgium in the World cup, over 350 guests of Three Cs arrived in style at the National Maritime Museum to mark the 25th anniversary of the charity with an epic party called Celebrating Success 2018. Arriving at this iconic venue in style, some in stretch limousines, people with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health challenges put on the Ritz, glitz and glamour and, for the evening, took over the whole of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest museum of its kind in the world. 

    After Pimms on the lower deck, a welcome address by Chair Anusha Everson followed by dinner seated on the Great Map on the upper deck, guests were treated to an awards ceremony, to a performance by singer Lizzie Emeh, and dancing till late. Over 30 VIPs were recognised for making contributions to their own lives or the lives of others, for volunteering, for providing Gr8Support and for Speaking Out.  

    Chair, Anusha Everson, acknowledged the importance of giving something back and the huge contribution made by general volunteers, trustees and fundraisers at Three Cs. Gary Bourlet, original founder of People First and co-founder of LDE, introduced and presented awards for Independence and Community, saying how important it was that a new generation of self-advocates seized opportunities to speak out on TV and in the media in the same way that he had. Sally Warren, MD of Paradigm, introduced and presented the Gr8 Support awards to staff, emphasising the importance of the eight characteristics of great support – Adventurous, Friendly, Encouraging, Supportive of my loving, Connecting, Advocating, Respectful, Resourceful – because they are based on what 350 people with learning disabilities and their families said were most important.

    Thanking SELTCP Transforming Care Forum for their efforts to transform services for people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health challenges, as well as family members who speak out at regular Speak Easy events, CEO Jo Clare said she was very proud of the achievements of the disabled people supported by Three Cs and the staff who support them. She acknowledged the support and partnership of Trustees, thanked her top team for helping lead, shape and improve an organisation we can all be proud of and thanked guests for giving generously of their applause in celebrating Three Cs success.

  • Speak-Easy Summer 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 21 July 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Speak-Easy Summer 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 21 July 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Thursday, 31 May 2018

    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, 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 13 May 2018 so we can make sure there is plenty to eat and drink for everybody.

    Anna Snowling, Executive Assistant
    Three Cs
    T: 020 8269 4340
    E: anna.snowling@threecs.co.uk

  • Jeev and the run up to Edinburgh

    Inspired by the positive difference that Three Cs makes to people’s lives, our very own Trustee, Divyajeevan Sahoo (Jeev), is running the Edinburgh Marathon on 27th May 2018. He is hoping to raise £1000 for Three Seeds, a new employment, enterprise and empowerment project in partnership with Café van Gogh. On subjects as diverse as mind chatter, emergency services and foam rollers, Jo caught up with Jeev to find out how his training is going.

    Jeev and the run up to Edinburgh

    Inspired by the positive difference that Three Cs makes to people’s lives, our very own Trustee, Divyajeevan Sahoo (Jeev), is running the Edinburgh Marathon on 27th May 2018. He is hoping to raise £1000 for Three Seeds, a new employment, enterprise and empowerment project in partnership with Café van Gogh. On subjects as diverse as mind chatter, emergency services and foam rollers, Jo caught up with Jeev to find out how his training is going.

    Tuesday, 24 April 2018

    Jeev has been running for nine years and  is pretty fit, having already run two half marathons  However, he is no stranger to a bit of drama in training, including a pickup and drop off by police when stranded near the M4 and, more recently, first aid and a trip home in an ambulance. If those incidents taught Jeev great respect for emergency services, three minor injuries in the run up to his first full marathon have taught Jeev to pace his progress, the enforced rests allowing him to bounce back with better form and speed. He now observes “It is not that I run to relax better but that I relax to run better”.  Keeping the mind chatter at bay has also really helped Jeev run faster and easier.

    When asked what will be the first thing he does on finishing the 26.2 mile course Jeev said “The first thing is to mentally thank life, friends, Three Cs. That drives this run Jo”. Along with the pints, Jeev also plans a self-massage of leg muscles with foam roller.  He will need this to gear up to a week-long visit of Edinburgh and surrounds with family planned after the run – time to take in the famous icons and sights which, hopefully, will have flown by during the UK’s second largest marathon.

    On behalf of Three Cs, Jo wishes Jeev good luck and no more brushes with emergency services in the run up to the Edinburgh marathon.  If you would like to sponsor Jeev, go to Jeev’s Justgiving page Jeev at Three Cs.

  • Speak-Easy Spring 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 28 April 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Speak-Easy Spring 2018

    Our next Speak-Easy event is on Saturday 28 April 2018, 12pm at Three Cs office in Deptford.

    Tuesday, 03 April 2018

    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 20 April 2018 so we can make sure there is plenty to eat and drink for everybody.

    Anna Snowling, Executive Assistant
    Three Cs
    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.

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