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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.

Making caring visible and valued

Making caring visible and valued

June 9, 2021

This week (7 – 13 June 2021) is Carers Week and an opportunity to raise awareness of caring, highlight challenges ...

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Making caring visible and valued
June 9, 2021

This week (7 – 13 June 2021) is Carers Week and an opportunity to raise ...

COVID-19 – Social care worker death in service payment
June 7, 2021

The Scottish Government has improved the guidance and claim process for their COVID-19 Social care ...

Scottish Government pledge to deliver National Care Service
June 3, 2021

It is promising to see the Scottish Government commit to creating a National Care Service ...

Dementia Awareness Week 2021

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Dementia Awareness Week 2021

May 31, 2021

For Dementia Awareness Week 2021, Alzheimer Scotland is reflecting on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic ...

Scottish Government bonus for Personal Assistants (PAs) - progress update

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Scottish Government bonus for Personal Assistants (PAs) – progress update

May 17, 2021

The Scottish Government has provided an update on the Personal Assistant (PA) bonus. You can read ...

Mental health, inclusion and social care

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Mental health, inclusion and social care

May 13, 2021

You’re invited to explore mental health, inclusion and social care at the ALLIANCE’s annual conference ...

Consultation on funding for independent support sector

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Consultation on funding for independent support sector

May 12, 2021

Inspiring Scotland is looking for your thoughts on the priorities for funding within the independent ...

Self-directed support: ten years on

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Self-directed support: ten years on

May 11, 2021

Iriss, a charity working to improve the quality of social services, has released a new ...