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Decision making and mental capacity

Developing Vulnerability – Decision Making & Mental Capacity

26.09.18

Having mental capacity to make our own decisions is something that many of us take for granted, but in reality, any of us could face a situation where our capacity fluctuates or is lost on a short-term, or even permanent, basis. In this piece we will review the process for making decisions where a person’s


Life in our Bubble

Life in our Bubble: Ball

19.09.18

Our daughter likes nothing better than a good bounce on her gym ball whilst watching videos featuring her favourite girl bands, animal sneezes or clips from tv programmes past and present. The choice is endless thanks to the wonders of YouTube. Her current preference is anything by Dua Lipa. The costumes, choreography, rhythm. Or is


What is the Court of Protection?

29.08.18

In this blog, we explain what the Court of Protection is, and why it matters if you have a disabled child or a loved one with a learning disability. Gov.uk defines the Court of Protection’s role as follows: We make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time


Benefits for carers – a quick guide to Carer’s Allowance

22.08.18

Regular readers will know I like to keep you up to date with what’s going on behind the scenes at the DWP, and carers’ issues have been in the news at the time of writing this blog. Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee was recently outraged at the Government’s rejection of