Specialism: Adult Services, Criminal Justice
Location: England: South West, England: West Midlands
I have worked in a local authority setting for 16 years with people with physical disabilities, mental health conditions, including dementia, life-limiting and ASD conditions. I have supported those who are or have been in the criminal justice system. I have experience supporting Armed-Forces and ex-serving members. Besides assessing for care needs under the Care Act, I undertake mental capacity assessments. I have written assessments and reports for the Court of Protection. I have provided support and advice for those wishing to set up Lasting Power of Attorney. I have experience in writing and delivering training on the Mental Capacity Act and DoLS.
I work with: Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Government offices, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Post placement contract, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Solicitors, Supervision, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
Professional registrations: Social Work England
Report-writing. Assessment of need. Assessments of Capacity. The interaction between Mental Health and Mental Capacity Acts. Social Circumstances Reports (Mental Health Act).