Capacity to Access Social Media

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Why is it important?

Social media is a large part of modern life and can be an excellent way for people to stay in touch, create new relationships, and engage in communities. As technology advances, access to social media creates different choices, risks and opportunities for individuals.

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What the law says

Our bespoke assessment is based on the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and relevant case law identified in 2019. Our aim is to promote independence while adhering to the act’s principles, to make sure every practicable step is taken to allow individuals to make their own choices when it comes to accessing social media.

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What to Expect?

Our assessments usually take around an hour and our friendly, experienced social workers do their best to make sure it’s a comfortable and relaxed experience. We’re accredited expert mental capacity assessors, so you’re in good hands.

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Montreal Cognitive Assessment

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a brief, 30-question test that helps healthcare professionals detect cognitive impairments early on. 

The MoCA can be beneficial in situations such as testamentary capacity where a client's will is likely to be contested, the MoCA can provide evidence, on the day, that there was no identifiable impairment of the mind or brain. 

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