In December 2017 we held a learning webinar on the theme of Cross Cutting Themes. The webinar shared guidance, best practice and tools on how to implement CCTs and particularly how to develop and monitor an action plan. We also heard from the Empowering Enterprise 18-24 project on how their BBO project is addressing CCTs. The slides and webinar recording are available for those who were unable to join the webinar.
Drawing on evidence gathered as part of the on going evaluation of the Building Better Opportunities programme, this paper explores a range of approaches being used to get participants involved in services. The paper is aimed at projects who wish to encourage more participant involvement. It provides examples of different types of participant involvement across BBO projects, how they have been implemented and what the benefits of these are. The paper finishes with some key learning points, which include the challenges which could be faced when facilitating participant involvement and possible solutions to these.