When people need support to make important decisions

If you have a cognitive impairment like a dementia type illness, a learning disability or mental health problems, there may be times when you have difficulty making decisions. This could be any decision, for example, to do with your property or affairs, your care, where you live or how you live your day-to-day life. Being unable to make informed decisions is known as 'lacking mental capacity.

Moving into or out of Bath & North East Somerset?

If you receive care and support funded by your local authority, it is important to make sure that care continues if you decide to move to a different local authority area. Your new local authority becomes responsible for your care and support on the day that you move. There are some exceptions to this such as when the move is into a care home funded by your original authority, but these will be explained to you by your social worker.