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.
Decision Specific Assessments
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) states that the assessment of capacity should be decision specific.
We are able to assess an individual for any decision where there is a particular concern this could be:
Capacity to marry / divorce
Capacity to Divorce
Capacity on where a person resides
Capacity to create a Trust
Capacity to act as a Trustee
All of our assessments are compliant with the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and based upon the Social Care Institute for Excellence guidelines for best practice Mental Capacity Assessments
Our assessments are person-centred and therapeutic in nature ensuring every practicable step is taken in supporting you in your decision making.
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.