I have a brother in his 50's who has severe learning disabilities, lacks capacity and lives in a small residential care home for people with learning disabilities. The past few years have been a headache due to problems with the care he has received at two separate care homes in two different local authorities.
Our father and I would like to apply for the Personal Welfare deputyship to ensure that we have input. Dad already has the Property and Financial Affairs deputyship.
I know this deputyship is supposed to be difficult to obtain and a challenge in the High Court about whether the Court of Protection has interpreted the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice correctly did not succeed as many had hoped.
If any of you have made an application for this deputyship it would be useful to know what reasons you gave for both successful and unsuccessful applications.
Thanks for any info.