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A Social Enterprise providing community based support for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism in the South West


You First officially turns 7 years old on the 18th February 2021. During this period of time, You First has proven itself to be one of the leading providers for people with significant and complex needs across the county of Somerset and the surrounding areas, delivering much of its support via Personal Budgets, meaning that people remain in control of their lives by retaining absolute control of their support.

Formed as a Social Enterprise and as a Community Interest Company, You First was established from scratch and from a dual desire to:

Over the past 7 years You First has grown to a position where we employ over 70 people and deliver over 1,700 hours of support each week to some of the most vulnerable people in the County - and outside the County of Somerset.

You First provides a very broad offer in terms of support. Many people supported require us to be with them 24 hours a day, others engage with us for just a few hours a week, but in all cases the ethos remains the same: we exist to enable people to live their best lives according to their own world view and according to their own values.

You First has enabled many people to enjoy a significant range of outcomes including, but not limited to:

And I could go on!

There are many, many more positive stories, stories of real people, leading real lives. This is not about You First success, it's about people being given the space to become who they are and achieve success for themselves. As a CQC Inspector said to one of the people we support who had experienced a very troubled past and who had been given a very long list of inappropriate labels "you just needed someone to listen to you, didn't you?"

You First takes its first few steps into our eighth year with pride and confidence. Whilst we are living in a most unpredictable and difficult period in our national and indeed international history, we look forward to seeing more people build and grow their lives, show the world who they are and what they can do and, most importantly, lead happy, peaceful and meaningful lives.

You can find out more about You First by visiting our:


Facebook page:

Twitter: @YouFirstSupport


Or call us on 0300 111 9999

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