We Are People First

Providing information, support and services to help the people of Cumbria achieve more

Our Vision:

A world 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 Hub

Receive advocacy support from People First. Click the link and enter your details and our team will be happy to help. Get our help now

Centre for Learning

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


We help champion your views about the health and social care in the North West. Learn about Healthwatch



People First offer a range of professional and modern meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conference facilities. From smaller rooms to large meeting layouts, we’ll cater for all your conference requirements.


Join our team as an Independent Health and Social Care Senior Advocate

Looking for a new role? A rewarding position that makes a difference to others and gives you a valuable sense...

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Advocacy Principles for Coronavirus and Beyond

In March 2020, almost overnight, the way independent advocacy support was delivered had to shift dramatically. The coronavirus pandemic required...

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SEND: Help shape a new Parent/Carer Forum

People First has been working with the Cumbria SEND Improvement Board to drive improvements for local families. Fostering engagement and...

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