Independent Social Care Consultancy
Adult Social Care
Mental Capacity Assessment Consultant
Nellie is an independent fast-track social care service for people like you searching for adult care services in the UK.
Have you noticed a family member or someone you care for is having real difficulty making important decisions on matters that will seriously affect their health and well-being? Are you concerned about their mental well-being?
The next step? An Adult Mental Capacity Assessment is needed.
What are the options if earnings or assets exceed £23,250?
The person needing a Mental Capacity Assessment can go on a waiting list with their local authority. However, waiting lists are often long and cancellations are common.
OR a paid-for Mental Capacity Assessment can be arranged at short notice with a private agency such as Nellie. We charge £174 for a Mental Capacity Assessment.
After an assessment, the person needing care can go on a local authority waiting list for paid-for care. The local authority may charge a brokerage fee (average £495) to organise the paid-for care.
OR paid-for care can be organised via a private agency such as Nellie.
We help individuals and families who can’t access adult social care support from their Local Authority due to being above the financial threshold of £23,250 outlined in the Care Act (2014).
What is Mental Capacity?
Every adult has the right to make their own decisions if they have the capacity to do so. Family, carers healthcare or social care staff must assume that a person has the capacity to make decisions unless it can be established that the person does not have the capacity.
What does ‘Lacks Capacity’ mean?
It means a person who lacks the mental capacity to make a decision or action for themselves at the time the decision or action needs to be taken.
There are times where someone’s capacity to make a decision can be impaired. The Mental Capacity Act (2005) allows in certain circumstances for decisions to be made in that person’s best interests. However, adherence to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) is necessary for assessing whether a person does have capacity before the decision is taken out of their hands.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) states that a person lacks capacity if they are unable to make a specific decision at a specific time, because of an impairment of, or disturbance in the functioning of mind or brain.
Capacity is a difficult subject, some people assume that a diagnosis of an illness such as Alzheimer’s automatically stops a person from having the capacity to make decisions, this is not true.
We follow correct procedure and guidelines
We will correctly assess a person’s capacity for a specific decision, at a specific time and support them and their families with the outcome.
Whether this is supporting someone with the capacity to express their decision effectively or supporting in ensuring that decisions are made in their best interest and all necessary paperwork completed.