Welcome to People First Dorset
Empowering people with learning disabilities to be treated equally, listened to and included in community life.
To download previous copies, please visit the Resources page.
What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is a lifelong significant reduced ability to understand new or complex information, learn new skills and to cope independently.
With your support we can continue to empower more people with learning disabilities to tackle injustice. If you would like to know more about learning disabilities, please click the link below.
Connect magazines distributed by post
(with more to come)
Telephone calls made through the pandemic
Zoom sessions since November
(lots more happening)
Find out more about the work we've been doing in the last year by reading our Impact Report.
What we do
The Friendship Club is where people with learning disabilities can make and meet friends. Members choose what they do and where they meet.
Members come together at Speaking Up groups and speak up, and address, issues important to them. They feed back serious concerns to decision makers such as local authorities and health bodies.
- in his own words
I only used to have one friend, very little confidence and had hate crime.
The Friendship Club at People First Dorset changed all that. Thanks to this club I now have lots of friends who I see at events and some I’ve learnt to meet independently.
I volunteer for the charity like helping raise awareness, I feel good, I’m healthier and I even write a weekly column in our local paper. Life is good now.
Follow us on Social Media
We keep our social channels up-to-date with current news and events for our followers. Below is a taste of our Instagram page, please get involved by following People First Dorset and giving us a like and a share.