Improving understanding of service-user involvement and identity: collaborative research traversing disability, activism and the academy

Cameron, Colin, Moore, Michele, Nutt, Ann and Chambers, Eleni (2019) Improving understanding of service-user involvement and identity: collaborative research traversing disability, activism and the academy. Disability & Society. ISSN 0968-7599 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article focuses on collaborative research traversing disability, activism and the academy to improve understanding of service-user involvement and identity. The project was undertaken by an organisation of disabled people, some of whom are, and some of whom are not, employed by academic institutions. It is an example of research fusion between disabled people’s activism and their work within the academy. The project aimed to identify meaningful ways of promoting involvement in the development of public services. Power relationships which shape the reality of disabled people’s participation in decision-making processes within services are critiqued. We explore ways in which disabled service users and our representative organisations can drive a form of political activism within services and through the academy to improve the lives of disabled people according to the priorities of disabled people themselves. This is not simply an academic project; we identify strategies for activism and change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research access, visibility, service users, user-led research, experience
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2019 16:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 10:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40031

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