Mental capacity and care choices - battle with social worker!

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Registered User
Jan 3, 2019
Regretfully, social services have overridden all our concerns and are today moving MIL back home.

We have ready received a call asking if we could go shopping for some provisions for her arrival as they haven’t got any access to pay

We have responded that in view of their belief in her capacity, and the fact that the care agency are charging £6500 for what should be a gold plated assistance, they can provide that as part of their service.


Registered User
Apr 13, 2018
This is going to be interesting, it's a shame they didn't listen to your concerns.
I do think getting LPA would be useful, specially as SS are insistent your mil has capacity. If it decided she hasn't then sorting stuff out is going to be much trickier.


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Apr 29, 2014
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