To represent someone if a best-interest decision is being made about:
- Serious medical treatment
- Long term accommodation or
- Care Review
The person is assessed to ‘lack capacity’ to make a specific decision, which means:
- The person has an impairment or disturbance of the mind (e.g. a brain injury, dementia, Autism, learning disabilities, mental health problems) AND
- They are unable to either understand or retain information for long enough to make a decision, weigh-up information to make a decision or communicate their decision AND
- There are no family or friends considered appropriate to be consulted in relation to the best interest decision.