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UPDATE is an invaluable membership service for any organisation providing disability related information or advice.
Annual Membership Costs
User-led Organisation £75 (negotiable for those with an annual turnover of £10,000 or less)
Voluntary Organisation £100
Public Sector Organisation £125
UPDATE members have access to a huge range of reliable, regularly updated Scottish disability-related information and resources. Whilst there is a wealth of useful information on our free public site, by joining our members’ community you gain access to so much more:
Our ever-popular directory contains a huge number of reliable, up-to-date Scottish disability-related information records. Easy to search. Get instant results with high relevance.
Members get access to the full directory with over 3000 more records than our standard service. Typical records include information on disability organisations and support groups, disability equipment suppliers, welfare rights, holidays, respite care, accessible venue hire and lots more....
A specialised range of UPDATE Scotland Factsheets with in-depth information on current ‘hot topics’, equality, welfare benefits, transport, legal and advisory information and much more. Both public and members’ factsheets can be downloaded and printed out to pass on to your service users.
FAQs provide concise answers to a range of topical questions with guidance on sources of further or specialist assistance and advice.
Provides quick links to regularly updated information and resources on a range of subjects including grants, welfare benefits, equality and inclusion.
Monthly mailing with information that highlights new services, resources and other items of interest as well as alerting you to new and/or amended records on our SCOOP Database.
Our recently launched e-newsletter is produced regularly and keeps you up-to-date with news articles on topical disability issues, members’ news and general interest features. Each month, members receive an exclusive member only newsletter covering topics such as the latest welfare rights news, funding opportunities, consultations and research.
Use our SCOOP directory structure and user-friendly system to store and manage your own information records.
Members can quickly and easily send us details of an organisation, publication or other material that could be included in the SCOOP directory.
“We use UPDATE'S website, particularly the SCOOP directory, to access information and sources of local support for our callers living with disability”
“The website is easy to use and provides useful, up-to-date and high quality information”