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'Tis the season to celebrating our volunteers
As International Volunteers Day drew to a close on the 5th December, we had the honour to get together with our invaluable volunteers from across People First in Cumbria.  We…
Healthwatch Lancashire: November news
Your November e-newsletter from Healthwatch Lancashire is here!With three projects running and Christmas fast approaching, the Healthwatch Lancashire team have certainly been…
The Way Forward Conference Lancashire
People First hosted our first Lancashire Way Forward Conference on Tuesday November 14th.. Taking place in the historic County Hall in Preston, the event was a beacon of…
A reflection from our Chief Executive: The Power of Advocacy
At its heart advocacy is simply about giving someone the support they need to have their voice heard. Over 20 years ago I was lucky enough to find myself on placement from…
Mary's story: The power of being heard
Our advocates work to ensure that people are fully represented in the decision-making processes that impact their lives. Our Independent Mental Capacity Advocates support people…
'The true essence of advocacy' by Kellie Woodley
Let's take advocacy back to basics. In our world which filled with complicated acronyms and challenging hurdles, it's crucial to remember the true essence of advocacy.  It's a…
Arthur’s story: Standing up and speaking out
Our advocates work to ensure that people are fully represented in the decision-making processes that impact their lives. Our Care Act Advocates support people to be involved in…
Our Advocacy Hub: Here to help
The Advocacy Hub is predominantly based in Carlisle, with remote team members also in our Teesside area. The team is made up of members from different age groups and professional…
John's story with Young People First
John (not the participant's real name) was 16 when he joined his first youth activity. Initially, he appeared unsure and nervous, but he stuck with it and continued to come along…