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

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Cameron, C., Moore, M., Nutt,E. and Chambers, E. (2019). Improving understanding of service-user involvement and identity: collaborative research traversing disability, activism and the academy. Disability and Society. 34 (7-8), pp. 1312-1331.
AuthorsCameron, C., Moore, M., Nutt,E. and Chambers, E.
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.

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Disability and Society on 12/07/2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09687599.2019.1632693.

KeywordsDisability, research, access, service users, user-led research, disabled people’s organisations, participation
Year2019
JournalDisability and Society
Journal citation34 (7-8), pp. 1312-1331
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1360-0508
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/09687599.2019.1632693
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09687599.2019.1632693
Publication dates
Print12 Jul 2019
Publication process dates
Accepted12 Jun 2019
Deposited18 Dec 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
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