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.
This paper is aimed at supporting BBO projects and others with ideas on how best to engage employers. It provides examples of how employers are being engaged across the BBO projects, highlighting the benefits of these approaches for participants. It concludes with key points of learning from the national evaluation of BBO including an examination of the challenges projects face when engaging employers and how best to overcome these.
Drawing on the ways that in-work support is being provided by BBO projects, this paper highlights how participants are being supported whilst in work and outlines the benefits of these approaches for participants and employers.
This paper identifies what is needed for complex funding programmes to work well, allow
smaller, less experienced organisations to access the funding, and operate successfully. It
outlines the key learning points from BBO to date and highlights actions that both funding providers and
lead grant holders could take to ensure success when working with this type of funding.