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Financial Capacity and Best Interest Decisions

To have an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to apply it, make best interest decisions and understand the deprivation of liberty process.

MCA for IVP Sector
DateVenue Time Cost
19 November 2019  Purbeck Centre, Wareham 9:15am to 1:30pm £30 
15 January 2020 Princes House, Dorchester 9:15am to 1:30pm £30 

The Dorset Council People- Adults pricing policy will be changing from 1st April 2020 as follows:

  • full day course- £50 per attendee
  • half day course- £40 per attendee

Please be aware that these costs will also be incurred for attendees who are classified as a ‘late cancellation’ - cancels their place within 1 week of the course date - or a ‘no show’ on the day of the course.

Learning outcomes

The course aim is to increase the knowledge of support providers and social care staff in how to assist customers with their finances e.g. budgeting, choices, record keeping, etc.

It also aims to increase the confidence of learners, so they are better equipped to assess capacity and make Best Interest Decisions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • rational for BID record keeping and best practice
  • introduction to and practice of supported decision making
  • overview of MCA particularly relating to finances
  • overview of options including power of attorney, appointee and deputy
  • brief overview of working with a financial advocacy service
  • brief overview of welfare benefits
  • overview of key banking options and regulations

Target groups

Adult & Community Services, Independent, Voluntary and Private Sector.

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Learning and Development, Adult services

Name: Adult Services
Tel: 01305 225060
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