Health and Welfare Capacity Assessment

What is a health and welfare mental capacity assessment?
A health and welfare capacity assessment is a mental capacity assessment that 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.

What is included in the health and welfare mental capacity assessment?
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.

What case law do you use?
Health and welfare mental capacity assessments fall under the Mental Capacity Act (2005).

What information do you need from me?
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.

What happens in the assessment?
All of our assessments are discussion based, with open questions asked surrounding health and welfare. The mental capacity 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.

Why is a health and welfare capacity assessment necessary?
Health and welfare is highly complex and highly 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 with TSF please contact us.