‘Navigating’ the value of lived experience in support work with multiply disadvantaged adults

PARR, Sadie (2022). ‘Navigating’ the value of lived experience in support work with multiply disadvantaged adults. Journal of Social Policy, 1-18.

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This article furthers understanding of the value of experiential knowledge for social policy and practice. It draws on new empirical material to critically explore the opportunities and challenges inherent in lived experience support work with multiply disadvantaged adults. Reflecting on the experiences of those delivering a ‘navigator’ service, particular attention is paid to an ambiguity around the ways in which experiential knowledge might generate more productive models of relationship-based work, the positioning of lived experience in relation to ‘expert’ ways of knowing as well as the potential risks that the navigator role poses to those employed in the position. The discussion is situated within a wider body of literature that helps us to understand these practical, ideological and political tensions within the wider context of neoliberal welfare reforms.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy and Administration; 1607 Social Work; 2203 Philosophy; Political Science & Public Administration
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279421000921
Page Range: 1-18
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 12:43
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2022 13:00
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29275

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