Supported Decision Making Resources

Supported Decision Making – A Guide for people living with dementia, family members and carers.
This Guide provides information to support people living with dementia to make decisions about their lives (Sinclair C, Field S, Williams K, Blake M, Bucks R, Auret K, Clayton J, Kurrle S.  2018).

The La Trobe Support for Decision Making Practice Framework Learning Resource – This online learning resource assists people providing decision-making support to enable people to have choice and control in their lives. (Bigby, Douglas & Vassallo, 2019)

Decision Making Guide – features useful resources about how to help people make informed decisions about their lives in a positive manner (by Down Syndrome Australia).

Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning –  developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans. (UNSW Sydney).

Being a planner with a person with disability and complex support needs: Planning Resource Kit – intended to provide guidance for engaging a person with complex support needs in planning, created for workers in planning or related roles. (UNSW Sydney).

Securing Their Future Update May 2018 – This booklet is written for parents, relatives or significant others in the lives of Victorians with a decision-making disability.

Finding the right NDIS supports – This resource includes videos showing young people with disability talking about the NDIS, along with links to blog posts and downloadable worksheets in a variety of formats that will help find the right supports (Youth Affairs Council Victoria).

Videos about Supported Decision Making – Independent Mental Health Advocacy have made new video resources for people with Mental Health disabilities.

Inclusive Research – Promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-users of services and policies are key in decision making (from Centre for Applied Disability Research).

Side by Side: A guide for people wanting support to make decisions – This guide contains step-by-step instructions, an easy English fact sheet, and the forms to appoint a medical support person and supportive attorney. Office of the Public Advocate, Vic, 2018).

Guide to supported decision making Nov 2017 – This guide takes readers through the various ways in which supported decision-making can occur in Victoria, taking account of all the legal possibilities, while also providing best-practice advice. Families and carers will learn to provides supported decision-making for the person to make their own decisions.

Supporting People with Cognitive Disability in Decision Making – Processes and Dilemmas 2015 – This report explores how to support people with cognitive disabilities in decision making based on literature review and exploratory study findings.

Supporting Decision Making: A quick reference guide for disability support worker (2012).