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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.

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Stand with GDA: Glasgow deserves better social care!

December 13, 2018

  Glasgow’s Senior Social Work officials have recently re-visitied a paper on resource allocation, which in June the Integrated Joint Board (IJB) refused due ...

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SDSS AGM 2018: Programme launch!

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SDSS are delighted to release the full programme for our upcoming AGM on Thursday 1st ...

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SDS Implementation Plan 2019-21, what’s next?

October 16, 2018

Many of you will have been involved in the development of the existing SDS Implementation ...

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PVG consultation: report now published.

October 10, 2018

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National programme to support adult social care reform: have your say!

October 10, 2018

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