NCMUK is instructed on a daily basis to undertake Mental Capacity Assessments for a variety of decision-specific reasons.

The Mental Capacity Act, as defined on the NHS website…

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) is designed to protect and empower people who may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. It applies to people aged 16 and over.

It covers decisions about day-to-day things like what to wear or what to buy for the weekly shop, or serious life-changing decisions like whether to move into a care home or have major surgery.

Helping with Mental Capacity Assessments

NCMUK is here to help clients, their carers and guardians to undertake Mental Capacity Assessments. Some examples of decision-specific reasons to undergo a Mental Capacity Assessment include:

  • testamentary
  • making a will and/or probate
  • accommodation
  • financial management

The aim of an assessment is to determine if an individual has enough capacity to make a decision regarding any of the above issues.

Once NCMUK is requested to complete a capacity assessment they will organise for a visit to take place where the client feels most comfortable. At this meeting, any relevant identification and medical documentation are copied so as to provide the evidence needed to complete the capacity assessment.

Mental Capacity Assessment

A number of pre-determined questions will be asked regarding the decision to be made and then a mini-mental questionnaire will be completed. Both questionnaires will then be scored upon our return to the office. This will then provide us with the opportunity to complete an Assessment Document Tool and will give enough evidence to determine a decision regarding the competency of the individual that is being assessed.

The total capacity assessment procedure will normally take approximately two weeks to undertake from receipt of instructions. NCMUK undertake these capacity assessments throughout England and Wales for individuals with all types of conditions and disabilities.

NCMUK may be instructed by any third party, including family members, solicitors, deputies or an IFA to undertake this capacity assessment, which is charged at a fixed fee according to our rates and conditions.

Please contact us to find out more about how NCMUK can help you with a Mental Capacity Assessment for yourself or someone else.

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