SCDA works in partnership with private business, statutory bodies and voluntary and community organisations. Our role is often as the ‘glue’, coordinating services to ensure effective local delivery and building voluntary sector capacity. We believe that working together helps us all achieve more and ensure value for money, added value and avoid duplication of services. SCDA is one of the East Sussex VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) organisations. For information on the VCSE Sector Alliance, see https://www.escv.org.uk/vcse-alliance/vcse-alliance
SCDA is committed to maintaining quality through monitoring, research and quality kitemarks, including British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Ofsted and Information, Advice & Guidance Matrix.
SCDA ensures an holistic approach, recognising that people may have complicated lives and often multiple needs, potentially benefiting from several of our services. Our annual Community Impact Survey gives us insight into how our partners and stakeholders view what we do.
Research is carried out with University College London, University of Sussex, Curved Thinking and Learning and Work Institute.