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Helen Charnley
Durham University
PsychologyNursingSocial workPedagogySocial Welfare
21Publications
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#1Sui Ting Kong (Durham University)
#2Sarah Banks (Durham University)H-Index: 20
Last. Nicki Ward (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 5
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Participatory action research always operates in the tension of extending the voice of people who are marginalised and unheard in the society. A workshop, ‘Extending Voice and Autonomy through Part...
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#1Maria Ines Martinez-Herrero (University of Essex)H-Index: 1
#2Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
In an increasingly complex, globalized world, many of the problems confronting social workers are rooted in structural inequalities created or deepened by uncontrolled neoliberal market mechanisms. Yet neoliberal political agendas dominating the global order encourage individualistic models of social work intervention, characterized by managerialism and deprofessionalisation. Critiquing the impact of neoliberalism, those aligned with critical and radical social work traditions have highlighted t...
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#1Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
#2Se Kwang Hwang (Northumbria University)H-Index: 2
Last. Phillip Walton (Swinburne University of Technology)
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AbstractDespite UK government policy emphasising the rights and choices of people with learning disabilities, opportunities to choose fulfilling leisure activities remain severely constrained. Foll...
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#1Wan Yu Chiu (Tajen University)
#2Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
This article examines the tension between the rhetoric of children’s rights and the realities of residential care for children in Taiwan. After reviewing Chinese and English literature, we present an empirical study of children’s experiences of life in residential care, drawing on participant observation, participatory arts-based activities and semi-structured interviews with 50 children in two homes. Breaking new ground, we reveal children’s accounts of happiness and unhappiness with institutio...
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#1Maria Ines Martinez-Herrero (University of Essex)H-Index: 1
#2Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
The history of social work as a profession and academic discipline is inextricably linked with principles of human rights (HR) and social justice (SJ). The Global Standards for social work education promote HR and SJ as unifying themes, yet there is little understanding of how these themes are embedded in social work education in specific national contexts. This article, based on empirical research in England and Spain, explores social work educators’ understandings of, and strategies used in le...
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#1Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
#2Se Kwang Hwang (Northumbria University)H-Index: 3
Last. Phillip Walton (Swinburne University of Technology)
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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 activitie...
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#1Edson Munsaka (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
#2Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
In 2011 The World Health Organization declared disability an international development priority. Yet disability and disabled people are barely visible in the Millennium Development Goals. Exploring disabled people’s involvement in development processes in Binga District, Zimbabwe, this article: illuminates the impact of cultural beliefs about disability that systematically exclude disabled people from development initiatives; assesses the strengths and limitations of the capability approach for ...
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#1Se Kwang Hwang (Durham University)H-Index: 3
#2Helen Charnley (Durham University)H-Index: 6
Literature on the siblings of disabled children has been dominated by western psychosocial theories that focus on stresses associated with being a ‘young carer’ or on children as active agents realising their ‘rights’ rather than as the victims of familial expectations. This article presents the findings of a visual ethnographic study exploring the lives of nine children living with an autistic sibling in South Korea (hereafter Korea). Despite personal challenges and family tensions, experiences...
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This article describes the processes of supporting ‘Full Circle from ARC, Stockton’, a group of nine men and women with learning disabilities, to develop skills in using visual research methods to evaluate their own drama project that grew from their ambition to escape the boundaries of conventional day care services and have a go at being ‘real actors’. With the help of support workers, members of Full Circle worked with a drama practitioner to script, design, direct, produce and perform Is Tot...
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