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Meet our Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocates
With the recent launch of our Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senor Advocacy pilot, we would like to introduce the team behind this pioneering service.  Annette, Ellie, and Jan…
Disability Voices: Understanding the lives of disabled people in Cumbria
Back on the 3rd December 2022, Healthwatch Cumbria announced its new project; ‘Disability Voices’. Since then, the team have met local communities all across the county,…
Helping people speak up about their NHS birthing and neonatal care.
Generally, when women and birthing people receive care from the NHS it's high quality and compassionately delivered, however this isn't always the case.  Following the highly…
Al Simpson joins People First
We are delighted to announce that Alan Simpson has joined our talented team as our new Head Chef. Al has gained an outstanding reputation in providing both fresh and wholesome …
Changes to our Benefits Service
We would like to let our past and present customers know that the Benefits Advice and Support Service at People First will be coming to a close at the end of March 2024. We will…
Carl's Story: Navigating Independence with a Learning Disability
Carl's Story Carl(not his real name)has a learning disability and has had series of safeguarding reports because of people trying to abuse him and take advantage of him. He lived…
Healthwatch Westmorland and Furness: February news from your local health and social care champion!
Welcome to the February edition of our newsletter. This month we are talking about the benefits of volunteering, new pharmacy services that take pressure off GPs and we are…
NHS Complaints Advocacy: How we can help
At People First, we have a team of advocates who are ready to help you if you feel that you need some advocacy support. Advocacy helps you to understand your rights and have your…
Direct Payments: Independent Living Coordinator (ILCs)
Empower your choices with Direct Payments: your gateway to greater independence Direct Payments offer a pathway to enhancing your control and choice over the way your care…