Before any assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding can take place, your relative will need to provide their consent to the process, which includes sharing their personal information with different organisations involved in their care and, of course, sharing information with us as their advocate.
As long as your relative has the capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, they can provide that consent either verbally, or (preferably) in writing.
However, life is precarious. Your relative’s mental or physical health could change very quickly – whether due to declining health, or as a result of an unpredictable life–changing event, such as a catastrophic stroke, accident or stressful event. Once it is determined that they don’t have mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, you or their advocate will have to apply to