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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.

Health and Sport Committee Social Care Inquiry, SDSS response.

Health and Sport Committee Social Care Inquiry, SDSS response.

February 17, 2020

      Today we have submitted and published our final response to the very welcome Health and Sport Committee Inquiry on Social ...

More Member News

Health and Sport Committee Social Care Inquiry, SDSS response.
February 17, 2020

      Today we have submitted and published our final response to the very welcome Health and ...

SDS National Voice 2020, Member tickets: information and offers.
January 17, 2020

    SDS National Voice 2020 Common Ground is our third National Voice event. Our members have ...

Health & Sport Committee Inquiry into Adult Social Care Support
January 17, 2020

We shared information with you at the end of last year about the Health and ...

SDS at Centre Stage. Reflecting on SDS AGM 2019.

members news
SDS at Centre Stage. Reflecting on SDS AGM 2019.

December 18, 2019

On November 13th 2019 the SDSS AGM took place in Perth at the beautiful Perth ...

Freedom of Information extension of coverage consultation

members 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'

members news
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.

members news
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 ...

SDSS AGM 2019: Programme launched.

members news
SDSS AGM 2019: Programme launched.

November 7, 2019

    SDSS are delighted to launch the he final programme for the SDSS AGM 2019 which ...