Recent years have seen an increased recognition of the need to involve people with lived expertise in campaigning, research and policymaking. While this work is important, it is certainly not easy. It needs to be pursued sensitively, and in a way that recognises the resources required to do it justice.
This toolkit aims to help readers embark upon or refine their work with people with lived experience (also referred to as taking a participatory or co-produced approach). It provides eight ‘top tips’ and practical examples about how to undertake participatory work.