To keep our members safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, People First Self Advocacy Groups have stopped meeting face to face. However, this does not mean our support stops. At People First we are taking a different approach to continue to support people during this difficult time.

We are offering a new Chat+Check call service for people who have learning difficulties and/or autism who are in need of support.

Chat+Check will allow us to keep regular contact with our self advocacy members and lots of other individuals in need of support in the community. We will be checking in to see how people are feeling; helping people stay connected and hopefully making people know that they are not alone.

There is also a Buddy System as part of the Chat+Check service. This is where our self advocacy members have volunteered to be involved to help support their peers. We already have a number of members interested in becoming a Buddy which is great!

We want people to know that we are here to talk to.

If you know someone who could benefit from this service please contact us with the name and contact details of the individual in need of support on 07763546116 or at chris.tolley@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk.