Support to choose the right support for you
Support that works for one person may not suit you. Therefore, your support options should be planned around your needs, skills and interests.
‘Enabling choice’ means you are supported to understand the options available to meet your health and wellbeing needs and receive information about the options in a way that is clear for you.
You should be treated as a person who has valuable skills, experience and strengths in order to make the correct decisions for you. You should feel empowered to bring ideas around what you feel will support you. In some situations, a particular care or treatment option may not be suitable or available to you. Practitioners should discuss this with you and clearly explain why that is.
You are not left alone to choose what support is right for you, instead you explore the options with practitioners and those close to you. Together, you should identify problems to be solved or decisions that need to be made and weigh up the benefits and risks, so a decision can be made about the best support for you.