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 all the necessary preparatory work and organising the technical side of a remote assessment via video link, the Health and Welfare assessment, a full or summary report 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.
The assessment will take place via video link through the use of a smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer with webcam. This can take place at a client’s home or at a location where they feel comfortable. All of our assessments are discussion based, with open questions asked surrounding health and welfare.
There are no trick questions and the assessments are designed to offer the client a safe space to express their wishes.
The assessment will last approximately one hour.
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.
If a person lacks capacity for health and welfare it means that they will need to have some else appointed to make those decisions for them. This can be done either through a lasting power of attorney for health and welfare, if they have the capacity to make one or the appointment of a deputy via the Court of Protection. Using the evidence we gathered during the assessment, we can provide the necessary evidence to support the most appropriate route.