I live in Wales and my Uncle lives in London. I am his next of kin and have Power of Attorney over Financial Affairs and Property - but not Health and Welfare. Following a spell in Charing Cross Hospital he was moved to a Nursing Home. The assessment done at Charing Cross apparently indicated he needed "EMI" care. I am recently widowed and have so many commitments here in Wales that I can't get to London to see for myself but three of his former carers have visited him and reported back to me that the Nursing Home is awful and he's not being cared for well. Another home has been suggested and visited. It's nearer where he used to live and if he were there he would get plenty of visitors. This second care home has seen his Charing Cross Assessment and they have also assessed him themselves and are happy to accept him immediately. The home has a good reputation and a friend who has visited it has reported back that it's lovely. My problem is that my Uncle's Social Worker is against him being moved as although the second home accepts dementia patients it is not apparently registered for "EMI" care. The Social Worker has suggested yet another home, in the same area, but the CQC write up is dire with everything reported as "inadequate". I feel he would be better served in a non EMI home if he had good care and congenial surroundings but I'm now at loggerheads with the Social Worker. Can I over-rule her? Or does she have the final say?