Accredited Expert Mental Capacity Assessors
Our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our mental capacity assessments.
We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.
Activating a Lasting Power of Attorney
When creating a lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs, the donor has the choice for their attorney to act either from the moment of registration or only when they lose capacity.
If the donor has chosen for their attorneys to only act when they lose capacity and you, as the attorney ar having doubts about their capacity we can help.
Many professionals and institutions will not accept an attorneys say so but require a mental capacity assessment to evidence a lack of capacity before they will act upon the instructions of an attorney.
We provide an evidence-based assessment that identifies if a donor has lost the capacity to manage their property and financial affairs independently, essentially activating the lasting power of attorney and giving the attorneys authority to act.
This report can be used as evidence with banks, solicitors and other professionals.
In Person Mental Capacity Assessment
Our assessors ensure any assessment is therapeutic in nature, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) promotes the concept of supporting people to make their own decisions, it's not about removing your ability to make decisions.
Our assessments usually take place in the individuals home, whether this is a private residence or a care home, although on occasion it's necessary for assessments to take place in hospitals or in private organised rooms such as hotel meeting rooms.
An assessment, will, on average take approximately 1 hour and our experienced Social Workers try to ensure it is a comfortable and relaxed experience, its important to us that the individual feels confident enough to engage with us, as it is only that way we can get a true understanding of someone’s capacity.
Telehealth Mental Capacity Assessment
via secure video link
Face to face mental capacity assessments are always going to be best practice. However, in those instances where this is not feasible, we offer a safe, secure and professional online mental capacity assessment via our integrated telehealth service.
As with our face to face assessments, our qualified experienced and registered Social Workers complete all of our telehealth mental capacity assessments. We provide a relaxed and informal approach to ensure you have the best opportunity and help in making decisions.