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Purpose – This paper aims to review the recent Court of Protection case law on deprivation of liberty and consider whether it will help to achieve the right balance between minimising state interference with individuals and families, and protection of the most vulnerable, or risk undermining the...
Purpose – This paper aims to update the recent two‐part review of UK Incapacity Benefit and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) as they affect claimants suffering from impairments of consciousness. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the changes in legislation and recent opinions...
Purpose – In accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this paper aims to explore the steps taken to maximise an individual's ability to make decisions in regards to making a Will. Design/methodology/approach – Concepts relating to testamentary capacity are discussed and assessed...
Purpose – The sequelae of acquired brain injury can lead to a complex array of risks. This research explores professionals' perspectives on those risks, focussing on how psycho‐social risks are assessed and managed. Design/methodology/approach – A self completion questionnaire was designed, and...
Purpose – Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses are unpredictable in onset, severity, type of symptoms, and duration. They can have a profound effect on a person's daily activities, employment, relationships with friends and family, and social life. Individual budgets may be a means of providing...
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