‘If I were given the chance’: understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities

Charnley, Helen, Hwang, Se Kwang, Atkinson, Christine and Walton, Phillip (2019) ‘If I were given the chance’: understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities. Disability & Society, 34 (4). pp. 540-563. ISSN 0968-7599

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Despite UK government policy emphasising the rights and choices of people with learning disabilities, opportunities to choose fulfilling leisure activities remain severely constrained. Following a brief literature review we present a co-inquiry study developing a deeper understanding of the persistent space between actual and desired use of leisure time. We explore the potential of the capability approach to aid understanding of learning disabled people’s constrained choices of leisure activities, and constrained roles as researchers, as matters of human rights and social justice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning disability, leisure time, co-inquiry, positive risk taking, capability approach
Subjects: L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2019 11:19
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 15:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38025

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