Well, this is just nonsense; people will say anything.When the first DoLS was done I was her representative, then I got a call from the DoLS office to say that as I was her LPA I couldn't be her representative as I might not look on the situation with an unbiased view!
In general, a relevant person’s representative is a friend or family member who will ensure that the rights of a person being deprived of their liberty are protected.
In cases where no friend or family member is willing or eligible, a paid representative will be appointed.
Your appointment as an RPR will be terminated if: ...
• an attorney or deputy objects to you continuing in the role of RPR (if they have the authority to do so)
Well, you object, so that's the end of that representative.Hi, when the DoLS people told me I couldn't be mum's representative as I was her LPA, they said that this organisation would represent her. It's all to do with a court case a couple of years ago where someone had a DoLS and they protested against it because I think they were mentally okay but physically disabled.
This sounds very encouraging.I had an email from the home today saying that this woman went to see mum the other day unannounced, and they told her in no uncertain terms the mental damage that she is doing to mum and they wouldn't let her see mum! When they told the social worker she said "good for you"! so I think I will write to the woman's organisation and explain the situation. I think she is on some personal mission!
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 muchWell, 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:
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
A guide for relevant person’s representatives
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?
Hi,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