Too often the social isolation and loneliness that young disabled people experience is defined by their disability, which can be all the more isolating. Changing Our Lives want to help young people to understand loneliness as a shared human experience by embedding human rights within the work of Common Ground.

Between 2019 - 2020, Changing Our Lives partnered with the Law School from the University of Birmingham to design and develop a bespoke Human Rights training session aimed at young people. These sessions educated young people from mainstream schools by supporting them to develop a basic awareness of human rights, to deconstruct stereotypes of young disabled people and to understand that human rights apply to everybody. 

"I used to think that disabled people were not able to do what I could do. Now I know that we are all equal." - Secondary school pupil