The Adults with Incapacity Act is for adults who are not able to make decisions about their care, or their financial affairs, it allows arrangements to be made to help and protect them.
The Act is to protect the adult and all actions taken under the Act must:
Glasgow City Council has a series of duties to fulfil under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. These include providing advice and information to people functioning under the Act to help or support a friend, relative or professional person. The duties include, among others, helping and supporting people who are welfare guardians and investigating situations where people who cannot make their own decisions might be at risk.
For adults with an incapacity we have a responsibility to:
Social Work Services can arrange and pay for services for adults with an incapacity to be provided by the City Council, voluntary organisations, private agencies, and self-help groups.
Apart from initial information and advice it is usually necessary to be assessed for a service. There is no charge for assessment but for some services, for example, home care, there may be a charge.
If you have an emergency:
For more information see Out of hours service.
Part 4 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, allows managers of authorised establishments (care homes, National Health hospitals and other specified units) to seek authority to manage limited funds of residents whose 'main residence' is the unit for the time being.
This authority is only given if the adult is incapable of managing his or her own funds and if there is no one else available to carry out the task. This cannot be used to manage pensions and most other state benefits.