As you will be aware, the health and social care sector (like others) is working hard to maintain essential services in what are extremely challenging times. Whilst the manner in which many of us work is being adapted in line with current Government and Public Health England guidance, it is recognised that much of the work we undertake can’t simply just stop. So, there is a balance to be had between ensuring, as far as possible, the wellbeing of everyone (especially vulnerable people) and maintaining vital services. I am committed to maintaining as many of the services I provide throughout this period of uncertainty whilst acting responsibly to help ensure the safety of those I work with, vulnerable people and their carers.

To this end, until further notice, the following will apply:

Where possible, I will assess and consult people using non face-to-face methods such as Skype and telephone calls. Sometimes this is not possible and, in those situations, where safe to do so, I will continue with a face-to-face approach. If this is required, current Government guidelines will be followed. Whichever method will be adopted will depend entirely upon the nature and urgency of the work and will be discussed with the instructing party and care providers where applicable.

I wish you a safe and healthy time as we work together over the coming months,

Best Wishes, Gary.

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Assessment and Training Costs

The cost of my assessments and training courses vary depending upon your specific requirements. A small piece of work such as requesting that I act as certificate provider for a Lasting Power of Attorney will cost less than a larger, more complex Mental Capacity Assessment, Care Needs Assessment or training course.  That said, I recognise that costs for assessments and training can be very high so I aim to keep them as reasonable as possible.

I don’t charge a fixed fee for my assessments which means you only pay for the time the piece of work actually takes.  Additionally, if the work is complex and takes longer than usual, the work isn’t rushed.  In short, you can be assured of an excellent service every time.  My professional fees are £65 per hour plus travel expenses and I will advise you of the likely cost of the work before I complete it, leaving you with no nasty surprises. My training courses can be provided at a time and location that suits you and typically for up to 20 people at a time. Unless otherwise stated, I don’t provide courses where you can book individual places.  The cost of a half day course is £400 and a full day course is £600.

A Mental Capacity Assessment Includes:

  • An assessment as to whether the person has or lacks capacity to make a specific decision at a particular time and my reasons for deciding one way or another
  • A face-to-face meeting with the person concerned
  • If required, consultation with any family members or professionals involved with the person’s care
  • Ongoing communication with whoever instructs me to keep you updated with my progress
  • No hidden fees
  • I aim to have completed my assessment and have the report / Court of Protection form back to you within 2 weeks of being instructed
  • A full report, or the completion of a Court of Protection form depending upon your requirements

A Care Needs Assessment Includes:

  • A face-to-face meeting with the person concerned
  • If required, consultation with any family members or professionals involved with the person’s care
  • A written report using the Care Act 2014 as a framework to identify the person’s needs and how these impact on the person’s wellbeing, and the outcomes the person wishes to achieve in their day-to-day lives
  • No hidden fees
  • I aim to have completed our assessment and have the report back to you within 2 weeks of being instructed

A Training Course Includes:

  • A professionally written course specifically for your organisation
  • A qualified health or social care professional trainer
  • A copy of the slides used during the training for each delegate
  • Opportunities to ask questions or address particular topics during the training
  • A friendly, professional approach to all our training courses