Why is supported decision making important?
People make decisions every day.
Sometimes these decisions are big or small, they can also feel easy or hard.
Everyone needs support to make decisions.
This support can come from family, friends, professionals or other people in the community.
People can also be supported to make decisions by changing things around them to make it easier. This can include things like having information in Easy Read or having extra time to think about it.
Sometimes people may want to give something a go before committing to a decision.
Supported decision making is important because it is about what people want and need for their own life.
“If you make decisions for yourself, that’s it, you’re free.” Len Robinson
What is the My Rights Matter Project?
My Rights Matter is a project about supported decision making.
My Rights Matter will run until July 2024.
The project will help people
- Learn about the rights of people with disability
- Make new decisions in their life
- Engage with supports to achieve what they want.
Get a Grant
We gave grants to people and organisations for projects about supported decision making.
Supported decision making resources
A message to the NSW Guardianship law reform working group from people with lived experience
A new guardianship law would let people with disability make their own everyday choices and big life decisions.
Equal Right to Decide
‘Equal Right to Decide’ is about human rights and decision making in Australia. We wrote it with people…
Supported decision making stories
Supported Decision Making and Guardianship - Disability Royal Commission Final Report
The Disability Royal Commission calls for more independence for people with disability through supported decision making.
Grantees for My Rights Matter
CID gave grants to 5 projects about supported decision making. These are the projects that we gave funding…