In most cases, a service contract between the participant and the service provider should be concluded in a format that the participant will most likely understand. However, there are a number of variables, including the content of the service contract and any alternative decision-makers who have been appointed (and for whom it is important). A service contract sets out the fees you have accepted and specifies the services covered by those fees. It is generally accepted that a person may be able to make some decisions and others may not, and that it is unusual for a person not to be able to make all the decisions.  Therefore, to maximize the possibilities of exercising freedom of choice, we may need to think about exactly what we need and how it may be the least restrictive. If we want to get a clear agreement, if several decision-makers are involved, we need to look at the adequacy of the sum of aid and services, personal responsibilities and financial commitments in a service contract. If an individual does not understand their service agreement, a concerted effort may be required to remove barriers to communication and simplify information, especially if we return to the expected outcome of a service contract. Once you and your provider have established a service contract, take the time to check it carefully. As soon as you are satisfied, you and your service provider must sign the document.
If the performance contract is drawn up in writing, each participant receives a copy of their agreement signed by the participant and the provider. . . .