It’s been a while since I last posted. As well as my ongoing teaching, research and consultancy work, I’ve also been quietly working away on a project that’s been close to my heart for quite some time now…
The idea first came to me when I visited my sister Nicky and saw for myself some of the issues she was facing in her work as Mental Capacity Assessor and Advocate. Quite simply, not enough care providers know enough about the Mental Capacity Act (2005), and many more don’t apply the act correctly. This has direct and often quite meaningful consequences for vulnerable people, who have their liberties taken away or limited based on poor training on the part of care professionals.
At the time, these issues were particularly pertinent to Nicky and myself as we had direct experience supporting vulnerable members of our own family. Meanwhile, Nicky’s professional work meant she was engaging with these issues on an almost daily basis.
Given Nicky’s long-held expertise in this area, combined with my own business and marketing background, I thought ‘why don’t we do something about it?!’
And here it is: Mental Capacity Ltd.
We incorporated on 10th December 2021, and just in the process of setting everything up. Over the next few weeks and months we will be reaching out to health and care professionals in the North West of England (and beyond) offering bespoke training and support in the field of Mental Capacity. We can also carry our Mental Capacity Assessments for complex cases, providing assessments to ‘gold standard’, to ensure the best person-centred care for vulnerable people.