Entries by SMC

Mental Capacity Assessments

Our Mission Is Simple Mental Capacity Assessors aims to provide the highest standard of mental capacity assessments and service to our customers in a timely manner. We know the problems that exist in the mental capacity world and we aim to be the solution. We have a mandate to ensure that all clients that approach […]

Assessment of an adult’s needs for care and support

www.legislation.gov Assessment of an adult’s needs for care and support Eligibility Criteria (previously known as FACS) Are you eligible for a service? This page explains how your eligibility is decided and what happens after that. Government requirements mean that since April 2003, clients who ask for support from Adult Care, Health and Well-being have been assessed using […]

Care Act 2014, Assessment of an adult’s needs for care and support

Assessment of an adult’s needs for care and support taken from www.legislation.gov.uk (1)Where it appears to a local authority that an adult may have needs for care and support, the authority must assess— (a)whether the adult does have needs for care and support, and (b)if the adult does, what those needs are. (2)An assessment under […]


Most people will be expected to pay something towards the costs of their accommodation and personal care from their income and capital. If the local authority is involved in arranging your placement, the amount you will have to pay will be worked out via a means test, which is based on nationally set guidelines. Regardless […]

Your Rights as a carer

Your rights as a carer Carers have certain rights, and it’s important that you know what these are. Don’t overlook your own needs as a carer: making time for yourself is crucial to your own health and well-being. http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/advice-for-carers/your-rights-as-a-carer/ Carer’s assessment You’re entitled to a carer’s assessment if you regularly provide a substantial amount of […]


If you’re worried that you, or someone close to you, may have dementia, it can be difficult to talk about. You may feel scared, confused or even ashamed. You may also be hoping that the problem will go away so you don’t have to deal with it. We understand dementia and there are lots of […]