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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

‘If I were given the chance’ : understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities. / Charnley, Helen; Hwang, Se Kwang; Atkinson, Christine; Walton, Phillip.

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 34, No. 4, 21.04.2019, p. 540-563.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Author

Charnley, Helen ; Hwang, Se Kwang ; Atkinson, Christine ; Walton, Phillip. / ‘If I were given the chance’ : understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities. In: Disability and Society. 2019 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 540-563.

Bibtex - Download

@article{b1b26357582f46f19d3e9bb83d54c2ac,
title = "{\textquoteleft}If I were given the chance{\textquoteright}: understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities",
abstract = "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{\textquoteright}s constrained choices of leisure activities, and constrained roles as researchers, as matters of human rights and social justice.",
keywords = "learning disability, leisure time, co-inquiry, positive risk taking, capability approach",
author = "Helen Charnley and Hwang, {Se Kwang} and Christine Atkinson and Phillip Walton",
year = "2019",
month = apr,
day = "21",
doi = "10.1080/09687599.2018.1522244",
language = "English",
volume = "34",
pages = "540--563",
journal = "Disability and Society",
issn = "0968-7599",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "4",

}

RIS (suitable for import to EndNote) - Download

TY - JOUR

T1 - ‘If I were given the chance’

T2 - understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities

AU - Charnley, Helen

AU - Hwang, Se Kwang

AU - Atkinson, Christine

AU - Walton, Phillip

PY - 2019/4/21

Y1 - 2019/4/21

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - learning disability

KW - leisure time

KW - co-inquiry

KW - positive risk taking

KW - capability approach

U2 - 10.1080/09687599.2018.1522244

DO - 10.1080/09687599.2018.1522244

M3 - Article

VL - 34

SP - 540

EP - 563

JO - Disability and Society

JF - Disability and Society

SN - 0968-7599

IS - 4

ER -