On this page you will find links to different sorts of media (video,film,digital art) covering news, issues and arts of interest to service users and disabled people.




A series of videos from members of Shaping Our Lives national user and management group highlighting aspects of service user engagement:

Co-Production and User Led Research – A You Tube video by Peter Beresford for the DRILL project. Peter talks about his experience as a disabled academic and gives advice to disabled PhD students and early career researchers on the best ways to implement meaningful and fair co-production within disability research


A beginner’s guide to saving the NHS, our human rights and everything Professor Peter Beresford Honorary Lecturer & Professor of Citizen Participation at the University of Essex   How do we break the impasse which means that institutions we need and love, from the National Health Service and Universities like Essex, to the schools our children need and the libraries and public spaces that bring joy and meaning to our lives, are not whittled away and lost forever? This inaugural lecture will argue that this has to be day one for a new and different approach to policy and opposition to make this possible and will chart the form it needs to take


Supporting People-Towards a person-centered approach “Supporting people is quite simply one of the best books I’ve read on ‘social care’. It is without doubt an essential read for everyone involved in the delivery and receipt of services and support.” Colin Barnes, Professor of Disability Studies, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds


Supporting People 2 For the first time, Supporting people explores with service users, practitioners, carers and managers what person-centred  support means to them, what barriers stand in its way and how these can be overcome.


Disability Arts Online  We are a portal into the world of disability arts and a hub that connects people in a strong and vibrant creative community.


Attitude Live From New Zealand a TV Channel showing real stories of people living with a disability.


Watch A Real Life A Real Home – with subtitles