We will discuss with you, your family, friends, carer or advocate, your situation and how you're managing everyday activities.
Carers are entitled to an assessment in their own right. You may be juggling work and care and this is having a big impact on your life.
The assessment assess you and your home environment to identify issues that need adapting to meet your specific needs.
The Mental Capacity Act aims to protect people, over the age of 16 years, who for any reason cannot make decisions for themselves.
The safeguards affect mainly older people staying in hospitals, residential care homes and residential nursing homes, though may include anyone over the age of 18 years with a Mental Disorder.
When you are ready to leave hospital, we will discuss with you what is needed to get you back home.
The Mental Health Act (1983) is the legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder.
The purpose of an assessment is to establish the support and care needs you may have and to help you to retain your independence.