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Do you know if you have a guardian?
Do you know what your guardianship order means to you?
All guardianship orders are different.
Did you know that yours will list the decisions that your guardian can make for you?
Ask a person that you trust to explain your order to you.
You and your decision supporter will need to be very clear about which decisions you are able to make for yourself and which ones must involve your guardian.
Decision supporters should take time to ensure that the decision maker understands the details of their order.
If you are supporting a decision maker who also has a guardian you may have a role in ensuring that their will and preference is understood by the guardian in any substitute decisions being made.
Remember guardians are not able to make all decisions. You may have an important role in advocating to a guardian, on behalf of the decision maker, for the decisions that they would like to make. Your local guardianship tribunal may be able to offer information if you find that the guardian is making more decisions than identified in the guardianship order.
Some people have a Guardian. Guardians make decisions for you.
Guardians are the only people who are allowed to make decisions for you.
Guardians do not have the right to make all your decisions.
They are only allowed to make the decisions that you may not be able to make for yourself right now.
Guardians usually make important or complex decisions.
A decision about your health care is an example.
Or your money.
This leaves you to make as many decisions as you can for yourself
Use this web site to make as many decisions for yourself as you are able