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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.

Free Personal Care for Under 65’s: Key resources.

April 2, 2019

On April 1st the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2018 came into force. ...

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April 2, 2019

On April 1st the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) ...

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March 27, 2019

. In November and December 2018, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) piloted the PA ...

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February 20, 2019

The Government have opened a consultation which will be used to inform regulations that will ...

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members news
Recent employment law case: Self-employed carer joins the “employment” family

February 19, 2019

You may have heard about a recent court case relating to employment status, which is particularly ...

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Scottish Government consultation: Changing Places Toilets.

February 19, 2019

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

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Local Authority guidance on implementing free personal care for under 65s.

February 18, 2019

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

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Inclusion Scotland Disabled leadership network.

February 18, 2019

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

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New report. Awareness of the Carers (Scotland) Act : Experiences of Carers in Scotland

January 29, 2019

  Coalition of carers in Scotland have recently published a short report and recommendations for HSCPs ...