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SDSS has 2 types of membership: Full and Associate

SDSS has 2 types of membership: Full and Associate

Full member organisations are Disabled People’s Organisations that support people to access SDS.
These organisations are run (governed) by disabled people, for disabled people.
Associate member organisations support individuals to access SDS. They are not Disabled People’s Organisations but they are not-for-profit.
For more information on membership eligibility criteria go to the Membership eligibility criteria page.

Here is what we offer our member organisations…

  • The opportunity to be part of the national network of organisations working on self-directed support
  • Access to all SDSS resources, e.g. good practice guides
  • Invitations to Members’ Events
  • Invitations to training sessions, designed and delivered in response to the needs of the membership
  • Bespoke support with capacity building and development
  • Regular information and updates on the latest developments within SDS
  • Support to liaise with the Local Authority and to influence change within the Scottish

Government on SDS issues

All of the membership services that we provide are FREE at the point of delivery.

Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

November 29, 2019

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether certain organisations – or classes of organisation – delivering health and social care ...

More Member News

Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation
November 29, 2019

The Scottish Government is consulting on whether certain organisations – or classes of organisation – ...

New training and development opportunity with in Control Scotland:  'Working Together for Change'
November 20, 2019

        Collegues at in Control Scotland have developed a new training and development programme about people ...

Call for participants! 'Costing Good SDS' research project.
November 20, 2019

        Do you currently receive SDS? Are you considering SDS? Or, do you care for someone ...

Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

members news
Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

September 19, 2019

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and ...

Have your say on the future of ILF!

members news
Have your say on the future of ILF!

September 12, 2019

Back in 2015, when the closure of the UK ILF was imminent, there was a lot of ...

Applications open for Partners in Policymaking 2019/20.

members news
Applications open for Partners in Policymaking 2019/20.

September 10, 2019

  Partners in Policymaking’ is an internationally recognised leadership development programme for parents of disabled children (up ...

Programme for Government 2019-20: What does this mean for SDS?

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Programme for Government 2019-20: What does this mean for SDS?

September 4, 2019

Scottish Government recently launched the new Programme for Government 2019-20 ‘Protecting Scotland’s future’ which can ...

Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

members news
Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

August 1, 2019

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which ...