The Assisted Decision – Making Act 2015 became law April 26th 2023.

The Act allows people to make agreements on how they can be supported to make decisions about their welfare, property, and affairs.

This is operated by a new government agency known as the Decision Support Service (DSS). The DSS will help to protect and uphold people’s rights to make their own decisions. The DSS will: regulate and register decision support arrangements.


The DSS can be contacted by:

 Telephone on 01 211 9750

Email at 

For more information visit Decision Support Services