Scottish Disability Equality Forum


Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 01:22

We are a member-led organisation which works with its members in a mutually beneficial way to promote equality for disabled people in Scotland. 

We rely greatly on the support of our members, and our members are the voice of disabled people in Scotland.

There are two categories of membership available.  Our membership is FREE.  


Corporate Membership

Individual Membership


Open to all organisations that can meet at least two of the criteria below:

  1. Interest or involvement in disability related issues
  2. Has a majority of staff or trustees who have a disability 
Supports the aims of Scottish Disability Equality Forum
Open to all people with a disability or with a personal involvement in disability


Each corporate member has one vote at our Annual General Meetings Each individual member has one vote at our Annual General Meetings


  • 50% off SDEF Sponsorship Premium Package
  • Quarterly printed publication, ‘Open Door magazine 
  • Monthly email newsletter ‘SDEF Voice’
  • Opportunity to have your voice heard with policy consultations
  • Invitation to member events
  • Entry into our Corporate members directory on SDEF website
  • Promotion of your news and events through our Social Media and Membership

  • Quarterly printed magazine ‘Open Door’
  • Monthly email newsletter  ‘SDEF Voice’
  • 5% Discount on product sales from Albion Mobility 
  • Membership Pack includes: Members Handbook, Thistle Assistance Card, SDEF Badge, SDEF Pen
  • Opportunity to have your voice heard with policy consultations
  • Invitation to member events

Support and Signposting 

We answer many member enquiries and signpost them to the appropriate organisation, individual or information source.

Networking Opportunities 

We make introductions to key decision makers  and contacts and make sure members have frequent opportunities to meet and network with relevant audiences. We help members make the right connections. 

Your views, experiences and expertise 

All our policy is formulated directly from our member views, experiences and expertise. We believe that our members are the experts. 

We respond to all relevant Scottish Government, parliamentary, think tank and other consultations. 

We regularly ask our members for their views on many diverse policy issues – which then directly feeds in to our policy work and government consultation responses. 

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to participate in the governance and representation of SDEF.  Members will be offered the opportunity to attend members meetings, and where eligible, vote in elections and to stand as candidates themselves. Support will be offered to members to enable them to fulfil their democratic responsibilities. 

Get in touch 

For general information or any queries regarding membership, please contact:  

Vicky Innes
Tel: 01259 272068
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If you would like to become a member, please complete our online application form below:

or you can download the application form here:

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