Talk Active Summer Programme Announced

The Talk-Active project supports young people (10-18) with learning disabilities, through a range of activities and workshops. The programme is designed to support young people to develop key skills and knowledge around six areas of life; a healthy life, safe life, expressive life, future life, skills for life, and relationships. Throughout August  we are offering … Continued

People First Hospitality Academy continue their partnership with The Halston Hotel

People First have continued their work experience partnership with The Halston, this time with the Events Team. People First and The Halston, hospitality industry leader in Cumbria, have developed a new partnership providing essential work experience for adults with learning disabilities. One of the many services People First provide is essential job training for people … Continued

Galleries at The People First Conference Centre

Cumbrian artists are now exhibiting their work within The People First Conference Centre on Milbounre Street, Carlisle. The artwork adds to our philosophy of being the people’s conference centre and allows all people from all kinds of life to enjoy professional artwork. The first of our artists is Kevin Nutter: Kevin was born in 1956 … Continued

The ‘People First Takeover’ promotes inclusion for Learning Disability Week 2019

This week 17th – 23rd is Learning Disability Week and the theme for this year’s campaign is inclusion. People First are celebrating by highlighting the amazing contribution people with learning difficulties can make and have organised the ‘People First Takeover’, working with key decision makers and employers to give people with a learning difficulties the opportunity … Continued

Whorlton hall Our Response

The horrendous abuse that was taking place at Whorlton Hall in Durham has shocked us all. Unfortunately it has not surprised us. Our organisation, like many others, were just waiting for the next scandal to reveal itself. With around 2260 people with autism or learning disabilities being detained in mental health hospitals, it was only … Continued

Our very own Lou Townson is shortlisted for Positive Role Model award!

The Diverse Cumbria Awards have recently announced their nominees for this years ceremony. Lou who has worked with People First for the last 26 years and has been shortlisted in the Positive Role Model category. The awards celebrate those making a push for equality and diversity across the county, helping Cumbria to be the most welcoming … Continued

CFM Cash For Kids named as People First Charity of The Year

The People First Conference Centre has chosen CFM Cash for Kids as our charity of the year 2019. Cash For Kids provides a helping hand for children and young people across Cumbria and South West Scotland. With a focus on alleviating poverty, supporting disability and improving quality of life. Sara Oldham, Charity Executive said; We are delighted to … Continued

People First presents: The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch brings millions of people together across the UK to share food and fun. People are the key ingredient, and everyone was invited because great things happen when we meet and chat over a bite to eat. The Big Lunch is an idea from the Eden Project, made possible by the National Lottery.  … Continued