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People First Forum

People First Forum logo

People First Forum is an advocacy group run for and by people with learning disabilities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We aim to: 

  • Help people to be independent.
  • Help people to have more choice.
  • Help people to be more included
  • Help people speak up for themselves and others
  • Influence services and organisations that make decisions about their lives

People First Forum also offer services such as quality checkers, easy read information, bespoke training packages and consultation.

We also run a speaking up group called `Go Forum' on the first and third Thursday of every month between 12 - 2.45pm. This is held in the Community Link Room at Bournemouth and Poole College (North Road site). 

We also run a Safe Places Scheme where shops and local businesses sign up to offer a Safe Place for people with Learning Disabilities and provide help if people feel lost, afraid, threatened or need help in their communities.

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Venue/Contact Details
People First Forum
The Bridge
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This service is free.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
People First Forum is a group run for and by people with learning disabilities.
Booking Information:
Contact via telephone
Referral process:
  • Contact the Forum by telephone, e-mail, fax or letter, drop in to the shop or visit the website.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Physical Disability
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People First Forum is an advocacy group run for and by people with learning disabilities