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All Wales People First is the united voice of self-advocacy groups and people with learning disabilities in Wales.

All Wales People First is an organisation for, and led by men and women with a learning disability. It is unique in Wales in that it is the only national member-led organisation that represents the voice of men and women with a learning disability.

All Wales People First is steered by a National Council of members, which are elected at local level through the 22 local authority areas across Wales.

The National Council ensures that people with learning disabilities are included as active citizens in Welsh society.

Our mission statement

All Wales People First is the united voice of self-advocacy groups and all people with learning disabilities in Wales. It shares knowledge and information to achieve equal rights and a positive image.

What is our mission?

All Wales People First wants to ensure that people with learning disabilities in Wales, can have access to self-advocacy support so that they are able to voice choice and control.

We want to ensure that people with learning disabilities understand their rights, especially their Human Rights.

We want to ensure that people with learning disabilities can move towards greater independence and an increased quality of life which they choose for themselves.

We want to promote the values of self-advocacy as a preventative service, and to move away from dependency on services that undermine independent living.

What is Self advocacy?

Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself.
It is about growing your confidence and skills to make your own decisions.

Self-advocacy leaflet