People First Dorset

2 Herringston Barn, Herringston, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 9PU

Tel: 01305 257600


Registered charity: 1106963

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Each year we hold an Annual General Meeting. If you would like to read about what was discussed in 2019, please email us to get a copy of the minutes from the meeting.

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Get in touch

Let us know if you have news that you would like to share with our members. Drop us an email to get in touch.

We’ve made lots of films about some of the work we do at People First Dorset. 

Find our videos on the YouTube website and search for ‘People First Dorset’.

What do you think of our music video about the barriers that people with learning disabilities face? Do watch our Glitter Ball video, and see how our members organised the Ball.

Dorset Echo Column

We are delighted to support two of our members Emily and William, to write a weekly column in our local newspaper, the Dorset Echo.


As far as we know, they are the only people with learning disabilities in the UK to write regularly in any newspaper. Each week they choose a topic to write about, which are incredibly varied. Recent past columns have included Brexit, asparagus, plastic, affordable housing, acts of kindness, weather, stains, respect and manners, speeding, losing things and cooking disasters! 


You can find their column in the letters page each Tuesday of the Dorset Echo (Weymouth edition) or online here:

Communities Against Cancer

We have just been successful in applying to Communities Against Cancer, supported by Action Hampshire. This will be delivering workshops in 2020 which support members to help reduce their risk of cancer, be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer, and seek help at an earlier stage. 


Find out more about these in our next newsletter. For more information about the Communities Against Cancer programme as a whole, click on the button below.


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