Who we are News and events News A tribute to Barry Edwards Manchester People First It is with great sadness that we have heard the news our friend and colleague at Manchester People First, Barry Edwards, has died following a long illness last weekend. Barry was a warm and witty person, who we worked with on projects and in groups. He was always happy to share his experiences and make suggestions for different ways of working. Barry, together with his partner Joanne were members of the Our Manchester Disability Plan Partnership Board alongside Breakthrough. Barry played a very important part in the developing the plan. Chair of Breakthrough Jackie Driver said, "It is very sad news, Barry should be remembered for the great work he has done across the city." Breakthrough CEO Michele Scattergood said, "It is really sad news, and Barry was a real asset to all."