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Projects and Services

What We Do

We strive to remove the barriers which people with learning disabilities sadly still encounter in society.


Our projects start by empowering people with learning disabilities coming together at our Friendship Club to make friends, a supported social network which connects people to each other and their communities.


Next, people meet at Speaking Up and Action Groups groups to develop their ability to talk about important issues in their lives. Here they are able to raise concerns, seek solutions and develop communication skills about issues ranging from everyday things like buying a drink to more serious issues such as discrimination or health inequalities.

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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!

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club is where people with learning disabilities can make and meet friends.  Members choose what they do and where they meet.

Speaking Up

Our Speaking Up groups are where members learn to speak up about issues important to them. It could be love, friendships, staying safe, housing or getting a job.


For those seeking consultancy support, we have skilled advisors in our team at People First Dorset.

We know many other professionals who might be able help, and would be happy to connect you.


Where members meet and collectively find and achieve solutions to issues raised at Speaking Up groups.


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We are able to run workshops or smaller projects which address particular concerns our members have. 

For more information of any of our projects please call us on 01305 257600 or email:
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