SERIO is currently undertaking an evaluation of five ‘Positive People’/ ‘Hopeful Families’ projects which are being managed by Seetec Pluss, and delivered alongside a range of local partners. The projects are funded under the Building Better Opportunities Programme (BBO), which brings together funding from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF). BBO seeks to engage and support disadvantaged people over the age of 25 who are out of work or most at risk of social exclusion, contributing to the strengthening of communities across England. The evaluation will provide evidence throughout the project lifecycle, so it can help to inform and shape delivery throughout. There is a focus on ‘what works’, and subsequently on capturing good practice and case studies to complement the monitoring data collected by Seetec PLUSS.