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A Social Enterprise providing community based support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in the South West
Don’t Ignore the Soft Outcomes
Latest article 24 Jun 2019
Don’t Ignore the Soft Outcomes

This week, Elly, fulfilled one of her life goals – to drive a tractor. She did more than drive a tractor actually, she spent time ploughing a field bringing together her love of vehicles and enjoyment of land-based activity (she has a flouri

“It’s the Little Things – Innit?”
Latest article 07 May 2019
“It’s the Little Things – Innit?”

Emma is a work colleague and today she was telling me of the excitement and sense of achievement she felt upon installing an outside light for the first time over the bank holiday weekend. “I know it sounds daft, but I was so excited! It&rsq

What is Social Enterprise?
Latest article 27 Feb 2019
What is Social Enterprise?

Why Social Enterprise? I have recently graduated as an Associate Fellow with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and I wanted to share with you my understanding of Social Enterprise and why it is so important to me. When I formed You

Employee Experience
Latest article 17 Jan 2019
Employee Experience

The quality of support experienced by people who use You First is intrinsically linked to the quality of support experienced by the people working for the organisation. It is an undeniable reality that the quality of staff supervision will dictate

A Trusted Provider
Latest article 11 Jan 2019
A Trusted Provider

Supporting people with complex needs demands that support is right first time and every time; however, tragically our media is often full of stories of lives damaged and even lost because social care has gone wrong. When social care goes wrong peo

Theory of Change
Latest article 04 Jan 2019
Theory of Change

Social Change As a Social Enterprise You First exists to facilitate the social change that people with learning disabilities and/or autism have told us they wish to see. People want to have meaningful and purposeful roles within their local co