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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.

Scottish Government Consultation: Changing Places Toilets.

February 19, 2019

The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce a requirement for Changing Places Toilets through revisions to the ...

More Member News

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February 19, 2019

The government has launched a consultation on proposals to introduce a requirement for Changing Places ...

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February 18, 2019

New guidance on implementing free personal care for under 65s has been issued to Local ...

Inlcusion scotland logo with text 'our voices, our choices'
February 18, 2019

  Inclusion Scotland is hoping to build a ‘disabled leadership network’. This will be a network ...

green text on white background 'Good moves charity and recruitment'

members news
Goodmoves offer reduced rate for individuals and charities placing PA adverts.

December 19, 2018

Goodmoves is a recruitment platform for jobs within the Civil Society, Charity and Voluntary Sector ...

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members news
Jess Wade, SDSS Manager: Reflecting on 2018.

December 19, 2018

Winding down before the seasonal break gives a chance to reflect on the whirlwind of ...

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members news
Stand with GDA: Glasgow deserves better social care!

December 13, 2018

  Glasgow’s Senior Social Work officials have recently re-visited a paper on resource allocation, which in June ...

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members news
Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross launch ‘Accessibility Guide Perth.’

December 13, 2018

The Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross have recently produced a handy accessibility guide for ...

Image of Dr Dianne Theakstone addressing audience at SDSS AGM 2018

members news
Getting out of the woods? Reflecting on the SDSS AGM 2018.

November 21, 2018

At the start of the month our AGM took place in with co-hosts SDS Forum ...