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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.

Funding for unpaid carers initiatives

Funding for unpaid carers initiatives

January 14, 2022

The Scottish Government has announced a £4million funding package for unpaid carers, in recognition of the enormous role they play ...

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Funding for unpaid carers initiatives
January 14, 2022

The Scottish Government has announced a £4million funding package for unpaid carers, in recognition of ...

New law on single-use plastics
January 10, 2022

A new policy to restrict the availability of single-use plastic, such as plastic straws, plastic ...

Personal Assistant pay uplift
January 6, 2022

On 5 October 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care announced a package ...

Your views on self-employed PAs

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Your views on self-employed PAs

December 17, 2021

Earlier this year, we asked our members and their networks to share their experiences as ...

Self-isolation for social care staff

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Self-isolation for social care staff

December 13, 2021

Donna Bell, Director, Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Scottish Government, has issued a letter outlining ...

Development of the 12th Standard for Good SDS - discussion sessions

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Development of the 12th Standard for Good SDS – discussion sessions

December 9, 2021

Discussion Sessions for SDS Scotland Members This is your invitation to the discussion about the 12th ...

AGM 2021: Taking Charge

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AGM 2021: Taking Charge

December 6, 2021

On Tuesday 30 November 2021, 50 representatives of our membership came together to have their ...

Partnership working and peer research in social care

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Partnership working and peer research in social care

December 3, 2021

For the International Day of Disabled Persons, Hannah Tweed, the ALLIANCE, reflects on partnership working ...