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Many people with disability are asked to share personal and private information that people without a disabilty would not consider sharing.
This may relate to their health, their support needs or their routine. It may even include finances and life experience.
As a result people with disabilty, particuarly life long disability, may need support to develop boundaries around information sharing.
Learning who you can trust is part of learning to make decisions.
Learning about trust takes time.
All people, at some time, will make a bad decision about who to trust.
This is how we learn.
Visit the trust page with decision makers. Can you create experiences in daily life to begin to explore and develop skills around trust.
Encourage decision makers to think about
You should be specific about the kinds of information that should not be shared.
Remind decision makers that, by sharing all their information they may make themselves vulnerable.
In a decision making context one example of this would be not telling a sales person exactly how much money they have to spend on a big ticket item.
Support decision makers by thinking of examples that relate to decisions that they may be thinking about.
If the person you support is decision ready, you might like to plan ahead for the kinds of information that could be shared, and what should be kept private.
Most people talk to a friend or someone they trust when they make a decision.
You might talk to other people to
It is your choice who to talk to about your decision.
Talking to someone does not give them the right to decide for you.
They may tell you what they think you should do. You do not have to do this.
Remember that the decision is yours to make.
It is up to you who you talk to
How much you tell a person about a decision is your choice.
It will be different for each person.
It will be different for each decision.
Remember not to tell everyone everything.
This means that you only tell
Before you talk to someone think about what they might need to know about your decisions.
They may need to know about one of your options.
They probably don't need to know about all of your options.
A supporter or someone you trust can help you work out what you need to share.
Some information is private.
You don't usually tell other people your private information.
You stay safe when you keep your information private.
It is very important to understand what private information is.
Sometimes you may be asked to share private information when you are making a decision.
Only you can decide if it is safe to share your private information.
Start a conversation about whether you can trust this person.
Before you share any private information you should talk to a decision supporter or another person that you trust.
Never share information if someone makes you feel bullied.
Or puts pressure on you to share information.
Don't ever share information if someone wants