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A Social Enterprise providing community based support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in the South West
Design4Life!
Latest article 27 Jun 2022
Design4Life!

Like most social care providers, You First receives almost daily calls from Commissioners of support, asking if we have capacity to respond to emergency situations where support for someone has broken down in some way. When we ask the question &ld

The You First Vision
Latest article 16 Mar 2021
The You First Vision

One of the many things that the COVID pandemic has done is reveal, starkly, the inequalities that exist in terms of vulnerable people experiencing equal life chances. For example, the pandemic has evidenced that people with learning disabilities h

White Privilege
Latest article 17 Jun 2020
White Privilege

You First is a Social Enterprise that not only welcomes and embraces difference, but celebrates it. We have a shared humanity - each of us are human beings, but at the same time each of us are uniquely different. This wonderful diversity means tha

Family Voices: E&S
Latest article 11 May 2020
Family Voices: E&S

  In Praise of You First I would like to say how fortunate we were when You First was suggested as the company to look after our relative M who was born with severe autism and learning difficulties, and has also recently

Family Voices: Helen and Malcolm Brown
Latest article 04 May 2020
Family Voices: Helen and Malcolm Brown

My two children are adults with autistic spectrum disorders supported by You First. I run a monthly support group for families affected by autistic spectrum disorders and in that capacity as I regard the company so highly, I have pointed many to Y

Meet the Team: You First and Me
Latest article 16 Apr 2020
Meet the Team: You First and Me

By Julian Clarke (Support Worker) Having worked 26 years of my career (until 2017) within commercial companies which have financial targets and massive operations which are based purely on generating profits for businesses, a move into You

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