People First (Self Advocacy)

People First is a campaigning and self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties.

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People First (Self Advocacy) want to ensure that the voices of people with learning difficulties are heard by the government and decision-makers. They work to build a society that’s more accessible to those with learning disability, championing the importance of self-advocacy groups in achieving this.


They work all over the country, giving support, information, advice and training to people with learning difficulties and user-led self-advocacy groups. Their work includes campaigning for learning disability rights, going to policy meetings, keeping members up-to-date on key policy issues, consulting with self-advocacy groups and helping people to set up these groups.


  • Those with learning difficulties and those in self-advocacy groups decide the work of People’s First
  • To speak up for and campaign for the rights of those with learning difficulties