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Discharge from the Court of Protection: Regaining Independence with Nellie Supports


A loss of mental capacity can be a challenging and complex experience for individuals and their families. However, it's essential to understand that mental capacity can fluctuate, and some individuals may regain the ability to make their own decisions over time. At Nellie Supports, our team of expert mental capacity assessors is dedicated to providing comprehensive assessments to support those seeking discharge from the Court of Protection. Our goal is to help individuals regain their independence and decision-making autonomy.


How We Can Help:


If you or a loved one believe that mental capacity has changed and you may be capable of making your own decisions again, our experienced assessors can assist you throughout the process. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your current mental capacity, documenting any changes that may have occurred. Our assessments are based on the principles outlined in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and relevant case law identified in 2019.


To ensure a well-rounded assessment, we recommend the completion of the following:

  1. Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): The MoCA evaluates various cognitive abilities, including memory, attention, language, and executive functions. This assessment helps us understand your cognitive strengths and weaknesses, contributing to a more accurate evaluation of your overall capacity.

  2. Specific Reports on Financial Capacity: Our team will provide detailed reports on your capacity to manage your own finances. This assessment aims to determine whether you can handle financial matters independently or whether additional support is necessary.

  3. Reports on Capacity for Granting Lasting Powers of Attorney: As an alternative to deputyship, we will assess your capacity to grant a lasting power of attorney for finances. This option allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, providing a less restrictive means of support.

Your Questions Answered:


During the assessment process, which typically takes around an hour, our friendly and experienced social workers will create a supportive and comfortable environment. We understand the importance of addressing your concerns and answering any questions you may have throughout the process. As accredited expert mental capacity assessors, we strive to ensure you feel at ease during the evaluation.


What's Included in the Assessment?


Our comprehensive assessment package covers various aspects of mental capacity evaluation. Whether conducted face-to-face or via video link, the assessment will include:

  • In-depth evaluation of your mental capacity.

  • A corresponding report summarizing the assessment findings.

  • Additional assessments, such as the Montreal cognitive assessment and a financial decision tracker, if required, at no extra cost.


At Nellie Supports, we firmly believe in promoting independence and self-determination for individuals with fluctuating mental capacity. Our expert team of mental capacity assessors is dedicated to supporting you in your journey to regain independence. Whether you are seeking discharge from the Court of Protection or exploring other alternatives, our assessments are designed to be fast, professional, and fully compliant with the Mental Capacity Act (2005). Together, we can help you regain control over your life and decisions. Trust Nellie Supports to guide you through the process with care and expertise.

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