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Adult Social Care The Care Act and Mental Capacity Dave Carroll Senior Manager WCFT Judith Lambert Senior Manager CWP Care Act Principle of Well Being is at the centre of assessment Establish reason for assessment

10 Domains Need to have needs in at least two of these Wellbeing test do these needs have a significant impact on a persons well-being Promoting Independence Responsibility to promote independence

Need to prevent and postpone the need for formal services Strength based focus Consider the persons social support networks and community assets Preparation for adulthood

Care Management Process Assessment Support planning Review/Reassessment Mental Capacity Act

Key Principles Two stage test : Impairment of, or disturbance in, the functioning of the persons mind or brain Does the impairment make the person unable to make the decision. Can they: 1. Understand the information relevant to that decision 2. Retain that information 3. Use or weigh that information as part of the decision 4. Communicate their decision

Key Principles Presume capacity Help and encourage people to have capacity Decision specific People are able to make unwise decisions

Decisions for people lacking capacity must be in their best interests Consider less restrictive option Adult Social Care Wirral Community Foundation Trust Insert text image! Cheshireor Wirral Partnership

Transitions Process Young people are referred to transition service by the age of 16. Staff start the formal assessment when the young person is 17. By 17 a decision is made as to which service can meet their needs and a social worker is allocated from adult services.

This worker then works with the young person, their family, the transition worker to develop the support plan This is then agreed and signed off at least two months before the person turn 18. At 18 the adult worker fully takes over the case and the young person will remain open until at least 21 with regular reviews of their support.

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