Supported Decision Making

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Current Projects

Respect Know Act (RKA).

The RKA project will create change in the ACT Health Care System to make it more inclusive of people with impaired decision making ability. RKA will embed supported decision making within health services to ensure people have the support they need to make health care decisions. It will ensure people with disability are connected and have the information they need to make decisions about their health.

The RKA project begins July 2017. It is funded through the NDIS ILC Program.   

 

Link and Learn Support Decision Making

Link and Learn is ADACAS’ current SDM project. We are working with people who have disability, families, supporters and all kinds of service providers learning about how to support decision making. We then share what we know so that more people can use supported decision making too. 

If you are a person with disability and would like to make more decisions for yourself you are welcome to get involved. So are the people who support your decision making! Families, friends, carers and all kinds of service providers can also have a role in SDM and are welcome to join in. You can:

-          Learn about SDM through our workshops

-          Find out how to start your own SDM network

-          Get support for a decision you are making

We can also facilitate a decision support meeting with you and your support network.

The project will run from September 2015 – December 2017 and is funded by the NDIS Sector Development Fund and Disability Act.

To find out more contact kate@adacas.org.au. Or call on 62425060.

 

Past SDM Project Work

  • Spectrums of Support (Please see below for downloadable attachment)
  • Self Determination and Cultural Change: A Report on Supported Decision Making and People Experiencing Psychosocial and Intellectual Disability (Please see below for downloadable attachment)
  • Supported Decision Making, Psychosocial Disability and the NDIS (Please see below for downloadable attachment)
  • Support-my-decisions (www.support-my-decisions.org.au)

 

Supported Decision Making is for people who may need support to make decisions. They may need support because their decision making capacity is impaired due to age, disability, acquired brain injury or mental illness.

Supported decision making is also for people sharing their lives with a person who has impaired decision making. It offers a way to give support that enables the person with impaired capacity to live the life they would choose for themselves, regardless of their disability.

Supported decision making happens when one person gives another person as much support as they need to be involved in the decisions that are important to them. With support some people can be fully engaged in all parts of a decision. People with more significant support needs, or making very complex decisions, might be supported to express their will and preference. Whoever the person and whatever their decision, supported decision making recognises that, with support, all people can be engaged in the decisions that are important to them.

Find Out More

Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.

Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life

Find out where we are or send an enquiry online so one of our staff can contact you directly.

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