Members’ Hub

As a Who Cares? Scotland member you’re part of over 3,700 Care Experienced people who make up the Who Cares? Scotland family. Find out what being a member means here!

Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our aim is to create a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.

What is membership?

Our membership offer is made up of 3 key themes:

Reward

We want to make sure our members’ benefit from our offer. So once you’re signed up, keep your eyes peeled for treats we might send you. We’ll also let you know about any unique opportunities on offer, such as give aways and competitions. We also highlight employment opportunities. These opportunities may come from us or partner organisations. See the Members’ benefits section below for more detail.

Connect

The chance to connect with people who have similar or shared experiences helps everyone to feel understood, respected and like they belong. We support and resource safe and valued local, regional and national spaces, bringing members together to explore their identities and build peer relationships.

Shape

We support and empower members to develop as representatives who can speak on behalf of the membership community. Our members help shape and inform Who Cares? Scotland’s decision-making processes as well as having the aspiration to positively change Scottish culture to ensure a better future for all Care Experienced people.

Members’ Benefits

We offer our members a range of benefits including:

Primary

Age 3-10

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and Buddy the Bear when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

SpeakOut Junior
Our membership magazine for our younger members. We send out 4 issues a year.

 

Visit our kids page!

Secondary

Age 11-26

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and pen when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

Monthly e-newsletter
Newsflash sent to straight to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing.

SpeakOut
Our original membership magazine which has been published since 1978 and captures the voices of Care Experienced people.

Plus

Age 27+

A membership pack
With welcome booklet, wristband, badge and pen when you sign up.

Birthday cards
Handwritten to show you we’re thinking of you.

Christmas parcels
With a small gift just for you.

Monthly e-newsletter
Newsflash sent to straight to your inbox so you won’t miss a thing.

SpeakOut
Our original membership magazine which has been published since 1978 and captures the voices of Care Experienced people.

Upcoming members’ opportunities & events

As a member, we’ll let you know about relevant opportunities and events coming up.

Today
  Over 16
  National
  Everyone

If you have experience as a Fundraiser, generating substantial sustainable income, with great management and interpersonal skills, and you want to be part of delivering change for Care Experienced people across Scotland, this could be the role for you!

Shaping our work

Being a member means shaping our work. Who Cares? Scotland is your organisation, and it is our job to listen to you.

We have created a variety of opportunities for you to have your voice heard. Our members make sure everything that we do is in the best interests of the Care Experienced community. We support our members to speak to other organisations, to local authorities, and the First Minister in order to affect positive change.

Member stories

Members’ resources

We think these most recent resources might be of interest to our members.

Want to check out the full Resource Library?

Here you’ll find our full range of resources which can be filtered by type and theme depending on what you are looking for.