Legal caseworker in the court of protection team
I am a caseworker providing support to our court-appointed deputies by managing the day to day property and financial affairs of our clients who lack capacity to do it themselves.
My background is as a housing officer of 20 years covering supported accommodation which included managing the tenancies of vulnerable adults with mental health, learning difficulties, care leavers and a mother and baby hostel.
My role was to help the service users maintain their tenancies by working alongside support staff and other external agencies to help them achieve a positive outcome and move into independent living. This has helped me to build the skills required to liaise with vulnerable clients and build a trusting relationship with them.
Since joining the team in 2018 I have been assisting the deputies. This mostly includes implementing the financial decisions that are made on behalf of those lacking capacity. Some examples of this are:
This is not an exhaustive list and every working day is different.
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