New guidance on assessing capacity for financial decision-making.

Assessing Financial Capacity

Empowerment Matters has been commissioned by the Department of Health to write guidance on assessing capacity in relation to financial decision-making. Decision specific capacity in relation to financial matters may not be well understood or practiced and as a result people who have capacity to make everyday financial decisions are disempowered and have no control over their finances.

We are keen to hear from people who have views about what such guidance should include and to find out what would best help practitioners who have responsibility for carrying out financial capacity assessments.

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