We are very grateful to all those who have supported us during the pandemic and for their generous and thoughtful donations. It’s hugely appreciated and makes a real difference.
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.
Let's empower people with learning disabilities
Here are some ways you can donate:
Other ways to help
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.
Shop & give!
Did you know you can donate to People First Dorset whilst shopping on Amazon and it won’t cost you a penny? If you shop via Amazon Smile, a website operated by Amazon with the same products and prices as Amazon.co.uk, they will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charity of your choice.
Click on the link below, choose People First Dorset as your charity of choice, and remember to shop via smile.amazon.co.uk (it’s best to bookmark this site so you don’t forget) to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.