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People first is a self-advocacy organisation for people with learning (intellectual) disability.

People First New Zealand is a DPO (Disabled Persons Organisation).  We make sure people with learning disability can speak out and be heard on things that are important to them.  Representing people with learning disability who can’t speak for themselves.  Promoting the rights of people with learning disability.  There are People First groups all over New Zealand with over 800 members and growing!  People First also translates documents into easy read.

Groups meet to find out more about their rights.  Speak up for those who can’t.  Learn about things in government that effect their lives.  Find out more about being involved in the community.  Support each other to speak up if they are treated unfairly.  Teach the community about people with learning disability.


Top of South Region


(027) 559 4277


Patrick Doherty
Top of the South Coordinator
[email protected]

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