Choice and Advocacy
The NDIS places participants at the centre of decision-making to give people more choice and control. Find out what this means and what advocacy is available.
Choice and control is about people with disability, their families and carers having control over the course of their lives, including the flexibility to make decisions about the disability services and supports they use. Under the NDIS this means decisions around things like:
- the type of supports and services they use
- who provides them
- how they are designed and provided
- how resources are able to be used
- how their funding is managed.
Having new choices and making new decisions can be challenging. Speak Out Advocacy has developed a video that talks about choice and decision making.
Sometimes we need help making decisions. Being heard and having the confidence to speak up is not always easy. Advocacy means ‘standing beside’ someone, or standing up for someone’s rights.
There are places all around Australia where you can access advocacy services. Advocacy Tasmania and VALiD in Victoria give free, confidential advocacy services to people, including people with a disability.
Speak Out Advocacy is an advocacy service and a membership organisation for people with a disability.
See our useful links for more information about advocacy services.
How we support your choice and control
Having access to the right information helps when you need to make a decision. Possability has an information booklet called Working Together, outlining how we work with you when you join us. The booklet outlines your rights, and our policies and procedures, to help make sure you have all the information you need at your finger tips. The booklet can be found on our Policies and Practices page.
Read more about our approach to services here.