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 Welcome to People First Dorset 

  Empowering people with learning disabilities  

Come and join us!

Take a look at our video to see how you can get involved with People First Dorset.


If you're and adult with a learning disability, looking to make new friends or want to have a voice in the community, come and join us at our Friendship Club events or Speaking Up meetings.


We'd love to meet you!

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Download Issue 33 of the
Connect Newsletter now! 

To download previous copies, please visit the Resources page.

Find out more about our projects

Want to know more about us?
Take a look at all of our videos on our YouTube channel


Connect magazines distributed by post

(with more to come)

Telephone calls made through the pandemic

(growing daily)


Zoom sessions since November

(lots more happening)


Our impact

Find out more about the work we've been doing in the last year by reading our Impact Report.

What we do

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club is where people with learning disabilities can make and meet friends.  Members choose what they do and where they meet.

Speaking Up

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.

Other projects

Find out more about the range of projects that we run at People First Dorset and how you can get involved.

William's story

- 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.


Why support us? We have an excellent track record of delivering excellent outcomes to our members.
Find out how you can support people with learning disabilities.

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.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

Keep in touch!
Ask us a question or sign up to our Mailing List for news and updates

If you submit this form you will automatically be sent an email to confirm you would like to join our mailing list, just click on the link to ensure you don't miss out on what's happening at People First Dorset. Don't worry, we will look after your data and won’t spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

If you have a learning disability and would like to join as a member (so you can take part in our activities) please contact us by phone 01305 257600 or by email: so we can post you a membership form.

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