OVER 1,000
People with a learning disability engaged with in the last 5 years


Our mission is to ensure that the voices of people with a learning disability are heard, respected and valued and as a result they are able to live happier and healthier lives.


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We are a membership organisation run by and for adults with a learning disability. Our aim is to help people with learning disabilities to speak out, be respected and live active, healthy and happy lives.

Anyone with a learning disability who lives in Merseyside can join us. Our office is in Bootle but our work takes us all over Merseyside and sometimes beyond. We do activities and learn things together through different projects and training. We meet with and listen to other people with a learning disability and speak up on their behalf at meetings about the issues that affect them.

Find out more about us and our projects by looking around our website. You can also find out what is currently going on by reading our news stories or checking out our calendar for upcoming activities and events.

If you are interested in joining People First Merseyside, you can call us on 0151 329 2137 to arrange a visit.


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Research with University of Leeds
Research with University of Leeds

We have been invited to take part in a piece of research with John O’ Dwyer from the University of Leeds. John is looking at the way information about quality […]

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Aspiration, Inspiration, Motivation (A.I.M)
Aspiration, Inspiration, Motivation (A.I.M)

Having successfully completed the first half of our AIM Project we are so excited to be starting the second half on Monday 1st February 2021. We will be working with […]

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Introduction to BSL
Introduction to BSL

Yesterday we had our first British Sign Language training session with Steve McKenna from MSDP (Merseyside Society for Deaf People). The theme yesterday was ‘Deaf awareness’ and we have learned […]

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Although our projects are grant-funded, donations are always gratefully accepted as this enables us to carry out our core work of self-advocacy. Click the donate button to find out the various ways you can help support our work.