Fundraising for People First Dorset helps us to develop our projects and reach even more people with learning disabilities. The need for our work is acute and growing. In the UK right now:
38% of people with a learning disability die from avoidable causes, compared with 9% of the general population
Only 6% of adults with a learning disability (known to their local authority) were in paid employment in England compared to 76% of people aged 16 - 64 in the general population in 2017/19 (ONS, 2019).
Severe mental illness is 8.4 times more prevalent in patients with a learning disability than those without (2017/18).
We want to see a society where every person with a learning disability has the support they need to have the best possible outcomes in life, be it friendships, good health or contributing to society.
Let's empower people with learning disabilities
Here are some ways you can donate:
How your donations help
Your donations impact our members in a number of ways from feeling less socially isolated, more confident, having better self esteem, alongside improved health and wellbeing.
pays for a community bus to transport 15-20 of our members safely to and from events
allows us to run a Speaking Up group
pays for a Friendship Club social event for up to 80 members
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.