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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.

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

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 may interest SDSS members. The ...

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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
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.
July 18, 2019

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

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 ...

SDSS membership year 2018-19 developments and more to come!

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SDSS membership year 2018-19 developments and more to come!

June 14, 2019

As the 2018-19 membership year comes to an end we have put together a list ...

SDS National Voice 2019 report published!

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SDS National Voice 2019 report published!

June 6, 2019

On the 13th March 2019 Self Directed Support Scotland brought you ‘SDS National Voice: Local ...

Public Health Scotland Consultation: have you say!

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Public Health Scotland Consultation: have you say!

June 4, 2019

      The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA has published a six week consultation seeking views ...

#MySupportMyChoice19 TFN exclusive!

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#MySupportMyChoice19 TFN exclusive!

May 29, 2019

      Today the #MySupportMyChoice19 research featured in TFN and we heard from the ALLIANCE CEO Ian ...