Best Interests

If you are not able to make a decision with all the help and support available, then a best interest decision must be made on your behalf.

What does best interest decision mean?

It means a decision that is best for you and not anyone else.

Who can make the best interest decision?

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The person who is responsible for the decision is called the ‘decision maker’. This could be the carers who provide day-to-day care, or the professionals such as doctors, nurses or social workers.