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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.

Coming soon – PA Employer Handbook

Coming soon – PA Employer Handbook

April 1, 2021

Self Directed Support Scotland (SDSS) has been working with partners to update and redesign the Personal Assistant (PA) Employer Handbook, ...

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Coming soon – PA Employer Handbook
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Scottish Government and COSLA - joint statement of intent
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The Scottish Government and COSLA have issued a joint statement of intent outlining how they ...

Reduction in available income charges for almost 1,000 ILFS recipients!
March 24, 2021

The Scottish government has pledged more money for the Independent Living Fund (ILF), meaning the ...

New online SDS Forum launched!

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New online SDS Forum launched!

March 18, 2021

SDSS Scotland is proud to launch a new online forum where our members and stakeholders ...

SDS National Voice 2021 - Programme

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SDS National Voice 2021 – Programme

March 12, 2021

We’re excited to announce our full programme for our 2021 SDS National Voice: The quality ...

SILC’s Letter to the Human Rights Taskforce

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SILC’s Letter to the Human Rights Taskforce

March 10, 2021

As part of the Scottish Independent Living Coalition (SILC), we’re asking for the Co-Chairs of ...

Confirmed workshops for SDS National Voice 2021

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Confirmed workshops for SDS National Voice 2021

March 5, 2021

The 2021 SDS National Voice conference on Wednesday 17 March will focus on quality and ...

New Briefing Calls for Incorporation of Right to Independent Advocacy in Scotland

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New Briefing Calls for Incorporation of Right to Independent Advocacy in Scotland

February 26, 2021

Putting Independent Advocacy at the heart of the new human rights statutory framework in Scotland A ...