I qualified as a Social Worker in 1998. I have over 20 years’ experience as a front line practitioner, first line manager, project manager & quality manager within the Adult Social Care environment. I continue to practice as an Independent Social Worker and qualified as Best Interests Assessor (BIA) in 2013. I am instructed by local authorities to undertake Mental Capacity and Best Interests Assessments. I can also be instructed by legal professionals and individuals to assess a wide range of decisions such as Capacity to: make a Will, make a gift, manage finances, make welfare decisions (such as where to live and who with) and create a Lasting Power of Attorney.