A Health and Welfare Capacity Assessment explores whether a person has the capability to make decisions regarding their health and welfare needs. These may be decisions such as the course of treatment for a medical condition, where to receive care and meeting of care needs.
Our Health and Welfare Assessment includes one visit to the client, the assessment, a full or summary report, preparation, travel and reading time. If the client is found to lack capacity and a CoP3 (Court of Protection Form 3) is required we can complete this, provided part A is provided to us.
Health and Welfare Mental Capacity Assessments fall under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).
We will request information such as the client’s current care arrangements, any medical diagnosis and medication. The information provided will help to formulate questions for the assessment and validate answers given.
Our bespoke referral form is designed to ensure we have all the relevant information we need from you. Contact us and we will happily talk through any of the details with you.
All of our assessments are discussion based, with open questions asked surrounding health and welfare. The assessment takes place at the client’s home or in a location they feel comfortable.
There are no trick questions and the assessments are designed to offer the client a safe space to express their wishes.
A Health and Welfare Assessment is highly complex and extremely important to the individuals concerned. Our assessments help protect vulnerable clients, ensure wishes are heard and give confidence in the decisions being made.
To discuss arranging a Health and Welfare Assessment please contact us.