Discharge from the Court of Protection

Things change; it's that simple. A loss of Mental Capacity can be temporary, and where once someone needs a Deputy in place, they can now manage their own decisions. Our Expert Social Workers can support you with ensuring a thorough assessment of your capacity is completed evidencing any changes, with our reports submittable to the courts as part of a discharge application. 


Discharge from the Court of Protection


There are many different reasons why a Deputy may have been appointed to support you manage your property and financial affairs. 

Capacity can fluctuate and change over time, 

  • Brain injuries in childhood that had first been expected to have a significant impact may not have.

  • A stroke may have temporarily resulted in a lack of capacity. 

  • Or recovery from an accident may have resulted in a change in someone's capacity. 

Our expert mental capacity assessors can help you or your loved one if you feel there has been a change in mental capacity. 

Our Mental Capacity assessments evidence changes in capacity, supporting your application to the court or protection.

Our Social Workers are experienced experts in assessing capacity and understand that an efficient service means clients can be safeguarded, we aim to have a turn around of 7 calendar days from referral to completion.

In Person 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.

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Telehealth 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.