People First has been nominated for the best Community Organisation (Disability) category at The National Diversity Awards 2020.

The National Diversity Awards celebrates some of the UK’s most inspirational and selfless people, organisations and groups from grass roots communities.


About People First

We have been nominated for our work in the local community; for providing life changing opportunities for people with learning difficulties to gain skills, qualifications and work experience at the People First Conference Centre and Riverbank Kitchen, based on Milbourne Street, Carlisle.

David Blacklock CEO of People First said: What an honour it is for People First to be nominated for this national award.  This is an amazing opportunity for us to highlight the benefit of inclusive employment for people with learning difficulties in the local community’.

‘We’re very grateful to have been included in these awards. We have worked across Cumbria for over 30 years to help vulnerable people to be heard and to be respected. We are proud of our work and we’re proud to support thousands of people each year to live their best life.’

‘Part of winning this award is decided based on community support. If you want to help us to help more people; if you want to support our work in a quick and easy way; if you want to put Cumbria on the map in these national awards, you can vote for us online. Show your support by following this link:


Supporting People First

The National Diversity Awards invites the public to support nominees through a nomination system via their website. Part of the process is decided based on this support.

Anyone who wishes to help People First succeed in our category can show their support through the our exclusive link

Voting for People First takes only a few minutes and will help to bring our work to a wider audience.


About the Awards

The UK’s largest diversity awards has attracted a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 28,000 nominations and votes annually.

Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 9th awards season, The National Diversity Awards prepare to welcome a host of outstanding role models and charities to our family. We look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience, and I cannot wait to learn about the wonderful work being carried out his year”.