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.
Capacity to Gift
The High Court held that the test to establish mental capacity to make lifetime gifts is the common law test, applying the principles set out in Re Beaney  1 WLR 770, not those set out in the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
As such our Social Workers ensure this case law is applied throughout our assessment to ensure the relevant evidence is gained
The test is whether an individual would have been capable of understanding the effect of making the transaction if the consequences had been fully explained to him or her.
Depending on the specific nature of your gift this could include your capacity to understand:
what the gift is you are making
the value of the gift
why you are making the gift
The implications of making the gift
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.