What is a decision-making assistant agreement?

This agreement lets you appoint someone you know and trust as a decision making assistant. Your decision-making assistant will help you to get information and explain it to you. They can help you to understand and weigh up your options. They can also help to let other people know what your decision is.

If you have difficulty making certain decisions on your own without help, you can appoint someone you trust to act as a decision making assistant under a decision-making assistance agreement. This agreement lets you specify decisions you need help with and gives someone the legal authority to help you to make those decisions for yourself. These decisions can be about your personal welfare or your property and money matters.

Your decision-making assistant will help you to gather information and explain it to you. They can help you to understand and weigh up your options. They can also help to let other people know what your decision is.