Our research has found that austerity is drastically affecting many areas of their lives including employment, their communities and their self-advocacy support networks.
The 'active citizen' is meant to be independent and self-sufficient. But people with learning disabilities have told us that to be an active member of society means being interdependent: being supported by and supporting other people in our communities.
Their stories show that people with learning disabilities and their supporters have developed exciting and innovative ways of promoting interdependence but the future of many of these projects and initiatives is uncertain because of austerity.
Our research highlights some of these stories under the banner of Human Activism.
Explore the stories, find help and inspiration, explore how you can be involved and consider our recommendations for policy makers.
Let us make sure that the cuts do not undermine the rights and lives of people with learning disabilities in the UK today.