We Are People First

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

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

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.



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.


People First Take Part in First Charity Run

For the first time since becoming a charity in 2019, People First has been represented in a charity run. Four...

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Our Healthwatch Teams are Recruiting

Our Healthwatch Lancashire and Healthwatch Cumbria teams are hiring for a range of positions. In Carlisle, Barrow and Leyland, we’re...

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Events Schedule for Young People: October 2021

It’s that time when our Youth Projects team proudly launch their upcoming activities schedule. Calling all young Cumbrians aged 10-18!...

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