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Natalie loves a coffee!


Going out for a coffee is something people do daily, but it’s not so easy for everyone. 


Research has shown that individuals with a learning disability are far more likely to report feelings of loneliness and isolation. 


Thanks to People First Dorset, Natalie and her friends catch up regularly at our Friendship Clubs across Dorset. Here we promote social connection, improve health and wellbeing and address discrimination - while enjoying a coffee and a chat with friends!


If you’d like to support our work, click on the button to make your donation today.

By Post

Make your cheque payable to:

People First Dorset

and post to: 2 Herringston Barn, Herringston, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9PU

Monthly Giving

Just £10 per month helps us deliver projects, which enable people with a learning disability to make and sustain friendships in our local community.

Legacy Giving

If you would like to discuss leaving a share of your estate, a fixed sum or a specific gift, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss further.

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Making a difference


At People First Dorset we are always looking to provide innovative solutions for people with learning disabilities. 

We are extremely proud of our members who inspire us every day. Their amazing achievements include: 


  • The first regular column in a newspaper written by people with learning disabilities, appearing weekly in the Dorset Echo

  • An article published in the British Medical Journal, highlighting our members’ thoughts on the Panorama programme which uncovered the abuse at Whorlton Hall. 

  • Presenting at the United Nations virtual conference for World Down Syndrome Day. 

  • Meeting with MPs to highlight issues raised at Speaking Up groups. 

Whilst we primarily work in Dorset and Somerset, we also partner on projects with organisations across the country. We are currently working with both University College London (UCL) and Southampton University on research projects we hope will positively impact the lives of people with learning disabilities across the UK.


With your help we can do so much more.

Legacy Giving

After having taken care of your family, would you consider remembering us in your will? 


A big concern for parents of sons and daughters with learning disabilities is what happens when they are no longer here to look after them and their welfare.


If you would like to discuss leaving a share of your estate, a fixed sum or a specific gift, please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss further.

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