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A Social Enterprise providing community based support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in the South West
Family Voices: Mrs W
Latest article 18 May 2020
Family Voices: Mrs W

What I really like about the support my son receives from You First is that it is responsive and flexible and adapts to his differing situations and needs. This is largely due to the communication system - Slack - which is shared between suppo

Meet the Team: Chelsie's Journey
Latest article 15 Apr 2020
Meet the Team: Chelsie's Journey

Chelsie works as a Support Worker with You First, and this is the story of her journey with the Social Enterprise: My journey with You First has been an incredible one. I cannot fault this company at all. Before this job I was going to give up

Valuing All People
Latest article 22 Feb 2020
Valuing All People

It is a sad fact, but a fact nonetheless that Adult Social Care has one of the highest staff turnover rates of all professions. The staff turnover rate of directly employed staff working in the Adult Social Care sector was estimated by Skills for

Community Connections
Latest article 24 Oct 2019
Community Connections

You First is a Social Enterprise, formed as a Community Interest Company that exists to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to build and grow their lives. Through the use of community assets and bespoke Micro-Teams that people

M's Journey
Latest article 24 Jul 2019
M's Journey

M is a lady with complex autism, acute sensory sensitivity and bi-polar disorder. Andy (You First’s CEO) and Nathalie (Operational Director) have known her for over 30 years and both will tell you that knowing and working with M is a privile

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