We Are People First

Providing advocacy, education and services to help people live their best life

Our Vision:

We believe in, and actively seek to create, a society where each and every individual is treated equally, fairly, and where their rights, choices and beliefs are respected.

How we make a difference

Independent Advocacy

Independent Advocacy supports people to have their voices heard and their rights and choices respected. Find out how we can help.

Centre for Learning

Our Hospitality Academy has been designed to offer a real alternative to traditional day services. Explore our venues

Free and Friendly Counselling

Our counselling service, Here, supports people when they need it. Counselling. Psychotherapy. Online Therapy. Get support Here.



Modern meeting rooms and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Whether your booking is small or large, our team is ready to help.


Join our team

Working at People First is all about improving people’s lives. If you’re looking for a job that makes a difference, take a look at our current vacancies.


Our latest fundraiser

Join us for a scenic and unique walk of some of the UK’s most breathtaking coastline, and help us raise money to support people with learning difficulties. 


Discharge to Assess: Training for Advocates

Are you looking to know more about Discharge to Assess? Would knowing more help you in your role as an...

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Events for Young People: May 2022

This month, there’s plenty going on with the People First Youth Team. From tech shows sport activities, tennis to boccia,...

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Celebrating support from former County Council Chair

People First recently welcomed the former chair of Cumbria County Council, Councillor Christine Bowditch to the People First Conference Centre....

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