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updated 3 March 2017

People First is in business to deliver services that will improve the lives of as many people as possible.  We own and manage high quality housing in Hulme, Manchester and provide community support services across North-West England.

dropin service
Did you know People First runs drop-in services for support clients across Manchester? You can even come along if you are on our waiting list or used to be one of our support clients in the past.

The drop-ins are held: You should book first to make sure we have time to see you.

We offer up to an hour's support with: If you would like to use the services, please call us on 0161 235 6900 to book an appointment. We can offer you a 30 minute or one hour slot. Please bring any relevant documents when you visit. You can find the location of all of our drop-ins here.

dementia cafe
Do you sometimes have problems with your memory? Do you find it hard to keep track of your purse or wallet? Do you have trouble paying bills, planning and preparing meals, remembering appointments or travelling out of the neighbourhood?

Studies have shown that mentally exercising the brain can prevent or postpone dementia. Staying socially involved as you grow older is very important it can even help you avoid depression. So read, travel or pursue your hobbies!

We have set up a cafe which is open to anyone worried about their memory. At the cafe, we offer advice about benefits and making claims, lots of fun and games as well as cake, tea and biscuits. We sometimes have guest speakers invited to talk about the care and support you can get or to offer ideas about healthy eating.

The cafe is open on the first Wednesday of every month from 1pm until 3pm at our head office in Manchester City Centre. For more information, please contact Ed O'Leary or Anna-Maria Earley on
0161 235 6900. We look forward to seeing you!

Dementia Friendly People First has signed up to the National Dementia Declaration. The declaration has been developed by the Dementia Action Alliance and shows our commitment to improving the lives of people with dementia and those who care for them.

There are 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK now and by 2025 there will be over one million. So, dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing our ageing society today. We want all people with dementia to be able to say: You can find a copy of People First's Dementia Action Plan here.

People First are delighted to announce that we have secured funding from the Directorate of Adults and Wellbeing in Manchester to continue our befriending project in Hulme and Moss Side. We have also secured funding to continue with the dementia cafe.

We are always interested in meeting new volunteers to help deliver befriending and social activities, assist with community fundraising and work in business development and administration related to the project.

Befrienders visit people in their own homes and organise social events in order to help reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase independence. The service is free and open to any vulnerable person living in Hulme or Moss Side.

Volunteers can choose how much time they want to give from a couple of hours a week to a couple of days, all are welcome!

In return for their time our volunteers receive valuable experience in a professional setting, a full training package, reasonable out of pocket expenses and support to find permanent employment or other volunteering opportunities.

Due to working with vulnerable adults, we are required to carry out checks - which we will pay for - with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Previous experience is not essential for any of these volunteering opportunities.

If you are interested in volunteering, wish to take up the befriending service or know anyone who could benefit from the service, please call Janet Fallon on 0161 235 6900 or e-mail her by clicking here

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

You can even complete the volunteer application form online.

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People First is registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, Registration Number 27746R. It has charitable status. Homes and Communities Agency Registration No L4088. (c) People First HA 2016 All Rights Reserved

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