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!
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.