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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.

New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.

May 14, 2020

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local Authorities and Health and Social ...

More Member News

New Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance on SDS Option 1 and Option 2.
May 14, 2020

    Scottish Government have now published COVID-19 guidance on Option 1 and Option 2 for Local ...

'Connecting Scotland'- new programme to support those who are digitally excluded.
May 8, 2020

On 7th May 2020, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell announced a new £5 million programme will ...

UN Rights of Disabled People, COVID-19 guidance
May 8, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The UN have published guidance on the Rights ...

GDA 'Covid-Resilience' interim findings show that disabled people are left behind.

members news
GDA ‘Covid-Resilience’ interim findings show that disabled people are left behind.

May 8, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis the team at Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) has ...

SILC Call for immediate action.

members news
SILC Call for immediate action.

April 21, 2020

The Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC) of Disabled People’s Organisations have released an urgent call ...

SDS Collective COVID-19 call for action.

members news
SDS Collective COVID-19 call for action.

April 17, 2020

    The SDS Collective have published a call for action to ensure that throughout these times ...

Social Care staff to receive Real Living Wage.

members news
Social Care staff to receive Real Living Wage.

April 13, 2020

  On Sunday the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman, announced a new agreement ...

Cornonavirus (COVID-19) information for SDSS members and stakeholders.

members news
Cornonavirus (COVID-19) information for SDSS members and stakeholders.

March 13, 2020

  This page will be updated frequently as the situation develops. Last updated: 3rd June, 11.00.  As ...