As part of the PIER partnership’s work to embed service user and carer perspectives into health and social care education, we have created and collated a number of resources, including academic and research-based publications, videos and audio recordings for use in Higher Education and in practice. Some have been created by the PIER partnership in collaboration with service users, researchers, educators and practice partners. Others have been created within BU or sourced locally, regionally and nationally and are available for you to use to help inform health and social care education and practice.

If you have any feedback on these resources, or would like to suggest any additions to our growing bank of resources, please get in touch - we are always interested to receive feedback on these, and are hapy to have a discussion with you about your particular area of interest. 

Video resources


Links to external Public Involvement (PPI) resources

External resources

Carers UK

Carers UK provides information, advice and support to millions of carers around the UK. Take a look at the stories they've gathered from carers...

Access Dorset

Find out about the work of Access Dorset, a user-led charity that facilitates independent living among Dorset's disabled community...

Social Care TV

Social Care TV is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence for anyone involved in social care and social work. Check out their videos.

Wiltshire Voices

Wiltshire Voices is a platform for people who either can't or don't participate in civic life to share their views. Hear their stories...


Fixers provides a platform for young people aged 16 to 25 to campaign about the issues they're passionate about. See what's got them fired up...

Carers Trust

A major new charity for, with and about carers, which works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring.