Human Activism

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Human Activism is a collaborative project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, University of Sheffield and Manchester Metropolitan University with the support of a number of Community Partners. This is a responsive project that seeks to share information about the day-to-day challenges faced by people with learning disabilities and their supporters in times of austerity.

To learn more about how people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters are  fighting for their rights check our three three short films.

Debbie’s story of employment

Speakup Self-advocacy Rotherham

William’s story – circles of support

Robot reading books

Our work

How we understand being ‘human’ differs between disciplines and has changed radically over time. We are living in an age marked by rapid growth in knowledge about the human body and brain, and new technologies with the potential to change them.

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.