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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.

Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.

September 19, 2019

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and resilience development steps to prepare ...

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Brexit planning: SDSS members and PA employers.
September 19, 2019

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and ...

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September 12, 2019

Back in 2015, when the closure of the UK ILF was imminent, there was a lot of ...

Applications open for Partners in Policymaking 2019/20.
September 10, 2019

  Partners in Policymaking’ is an internationally recognised leadership development programme for parents of disabled children (up ...

Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

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Potential funding opportunity for members: Wee Grants for Wee Groups.

August 1, 2019

The Robertson Trust have recently launched a pilot grant ‘Wee Grants for Wee Groups’ which ...

Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

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Potential funder, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

July 26, 2019

  About the Social Change fund The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has a fund focused on projects working ...

Revised guidance on charging for residential accommodation: July 2019.

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Revised guidance on charging for residential accommodation: July 2019.

July 18, 2019

  The Scottish Government has released updated guidance on charging for residential accommodation, effective as of ...

Technology Enabled Care: Tests of Change 2019/20

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Technology Enabled Care: Tests of Change 2019/20

July 18, 2019

TEC: Tests of Change 2019/20 The Technology Enabled Care Programme Team are inviting applicants to participate ...

Disclosure bill update.

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Disclosure bill update.

July 5, 2019

The Disclosure (Scotland) Bill was introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 12 June 2019. A ...