To ensure participants are fully equipped with information that helps them use their plans, we are developing participant decision guides and other useful resources. The guides and tools summarise our research so that participants can make informed choices that will deliver the best outcomes for them. These tools can also be used by planners, providers and policy makers to use to support participant decision-making.
Our participant decision guides are high quality information summaries to support participant decision-making about key services and supports. They will cover issues like housing, employment and early childhood interventions.
Participant decision guides will include:
- a summary of the options available
- a summary of the benefits and risks of each option available (e.g. how effective a support might be)
- some questions to help participants to choose the best option for them.
The guides will align with Operational Guidelines which explain how decisions are made by the NDIA, they will sit alongside these to provide more information to participants about the options available as they choose services and supports.