1. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,779
    Female
    South coast
    I think she is probably on a personal mission too. If you threaten to sue her if she goes back to her previous address (which is what the words in quotes actually means) and make the organisation aware of this it might make them back down.
     
  2. nmintueo

    nmintueo Registered User

    Jun 28, 2011
    847
    UK
    #22 nmintueo, Sep 2, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
    Well, this is just nonsense; people will say anything.

    The advocate, whoever she is, and the DoLS office, should know better. Don't let them push you around.

    They don't have a leg to stand on with that assertion, as the guidance cited by HillyBilly and nitram shows:

    from
    Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory
    Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

    http://www.scie.org.uk/mca-directory/dols.asp

    Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
    A guide for relevant person’s representatives

    http://www.seap.org.uk/getfile/5517/

    Well, you object, so that's the end of that representative.

    And given that your mother lacks capacity, citing a court case involving someone who had full capacity doesn't seem particularly relevant.

    Given the unanimous agreement elsewhere that the care home is the best place for your mother, it will be astonishing if the advocate manages to overturn the present arrangement. Do update us on how this progresses, won't you?
     
  3. nmintueo

    nmintueo Registered User

    Jun 28, 2011
    847
    UK
    This sounds very encouraging.
     
  4. camkam

    camkam Registered User

    Jul 20, 2015
    62
    Yes I most certainly will, I've had some very supportive messages here so I'll report back once I've heard back from the advocacy organisation. thank you so much :)
     
  5. lori107

    lori107 Registered User

    Nov 4, 2014
    45
    Same problem as you think re court of protection

    Hi,

    I have just been reading your post and it sounds very much like the situation we find ourselves in.
    My fil has dementia and is blind. He has been in a care home since falling in his flat and breaking his hip last October. AT first he was in there for respite care but he never got any stronger and declined mentally. The only thing he has been clear on is returning to his flat but he has no concept of his conditions, he doesn't believe he needs any help apart from someone to take him shopping and thinks he can walk anywhere and meet people. He is in a continuous state of confusion and agitation, you cannot have a clear conversation with him and he thinks he is living in the 1990s.
    Every Dols report and assessments say he needs 24 HR care and needs to be in the care home. the best interest meeting held previously said he needed to be in the care home. we had tried carers 3 times daily before he fell over and he still couldn't cope.he was crying down the phone because he was lonely. He couldn't turn the channel over or change the volume on the tv or radio. HE is well looked after in the care home. He has started sundowning and pacing through the night and has just been prescribed Metazapine to calm him down. However, we are being taken to the court of protection as he keeps asking to go home every day. the dols assessor said he agrees he's in the right place but a solicitor has been provided and an IMCA to represent his case into going back home. HUBBY has poa for both health and finances, fil has been deemed to not have capacity to make decisions and psychiatrist said a dols should be in place for a year. Why is this going to the court of protection and ss spending all this money on a solicitor we do not know. Hubby was told he couldn't be his representative as he believes he should be in the care home. WE need to rent out his flat soonbut until this goes to the cop we are in limbo. what good is this going to do? WILL the solicitor put forward all the dols assessments saying he lacks capacity, we are at a loss as fil gave hubby poa to make these kinds of decisions and now it has to dragged through the Court at a huge cost to the taxpayer.
    We wondered what has happened regarding your cop , has it gone through yet and if so did you get the result you wanted. Dols assessor said he pretty sure the evidence is heavily weighted on fil needing to be in a care environment but what happens if they say he can go home, he thinks he can go out and about on his mobility scooter when in fact he can't even cross the road safely.
    Kind regards Lori
     

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