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Sunderland People First

Sunderland People First is a voice for people with a learning disability and autistic people so they can live their lives the way they want. We are a community interest company in the North East.  We work alongside people with a learning disability and autistic people to improve lives, promote inclusion and champion equality



We have experience of consulting with people on a large or small scale. We have developed links both locally and regionally allowing us to connect with people.

Easy Read

Our easy read service is produced by experts by experience who have a learning disability/autism or both, to ensure that the document is understood by as many people as possible

Quality Checking

Our diverse team assesses and enhances support services, prioritizing representation, empowerment, varied perspectives, holistic evaluation, continuous improvement, and a person-centered approach.


The company offers personalized Disability Awareness training, including modules like ‘Be Cancer Aware’ and ‘Be Screen Aware,’ developed with the Learning Disability Network and McMillan Cancer Research.


Diego’s Drop in: This is an opportunity for people with a learning disability and autistic people to come to a safe space to meet other people in a supportive environment.


Join Sunderland People First, a dynamic community interest company passionately committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and autism. Be a part of our impactful team dedicated to making a positive difference in the community, fostering inclusivity, and empowering those we serve. Explore fulfilling career opportunities that allow you to contribute to meaningful projects and champion the rights and well-being of those with unique abilities. Together, let’s create a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.