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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BSL session 10
BSL session 10

Last week we were able to do a face to face session of the BSL course in the office for the first time, with a few people joining on Zoom. […]

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Yesterday, we finally held our AGM on Zoom, it had been delayed from the end of last year to the beginning of this year because of the lockdowns. It was […]

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Session 8 of BSL
Session 8 of BSL

Today we welcomed back Steve and Debbie after a few weeks. We started by singing and signing ‘Happy birthday’ for Lesley who is celebrating today. We repeated what we have […]

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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.