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Sharing perspectives and expertise is a key part of the role our Public Involvement in Education and Research (PIER) Partnership plays in BU’s health and social care courses.

We are linked with 87 organisations locally and nationally and the BU PIER Partnership members, who contribute across the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences. Because of this, we take a keen interest in the stories and initiatives that affect those organisations, our affiliates, and members.  

We will use this page to regularly highlight important news and views from our region.


State of Caring 2018

11 July 2018

Carers UK carries out an annual survey (pdf 3mb) of carers to understand the state of caring in the UK each year. This year a total of 7,397 people shared their experience of what it’s like to be a carer. This is the largest State of Caring survey carried out by Carers UK to date. This report considers the responses from the 6,828 people currently providing care who completed the survey to provide a snapshot of caring in 2018.


Research Summary for Carers Week 2018

27 June 2018

Find out more about support for carers health and connectedness (pdf 278kb).


Psychiatric Liaison Services Review

7 June 2018

Discover more about the views and experiences of people who use and provide these services.