Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities


People First, along with our partners ARC Scotland work together to deliver the SOLD project. SOLD stands for Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities.

The SOLD User group is a group of people who all have a learning disability and experience of the criminal justice system.

The group meets once a month at the People First office in Edinburgh.

We work together to plan and deliver training for professionals like the police, lawyers and judges.

We develop easy read documents and help with reports.

We take part in conferences and consultations.

We campaign to get the right support to ensure that people are treated fairly and equally in the justice system.

SOLD work to improve the justice system for people with learning disabilities, autism and other communication difficulties.

You can find more information about the SOLD project at