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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Our Organisation

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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The DAVID Project
The DAVID Project

The DAVID Project (Dignity & Voices in dying) invite you to our next Death Cafe run by and for people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. Drop in […]

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Narrowboat trip
Narrowboat trip

Last Tuesday we went on a narrowboat trip from Christleton to Chester. We booked two narrowboats from the Wirral Community Narrowboat Trust, each carrying twelve people. The ride took about […]

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Live and learn – getting ready for the narrowboat trip
Live and learn – getting ready for the narrowboat trip

People First Merseyside are going on a narrowboat trip tomorrow, so we met up today to go over all the important details about the trip: be on time, be prepared […]

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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.