Capacity Toolkit 


The Capacity Toolkit is a guide to assessing a person's capacity to make legal, medical, financial and personal decisions. The Capacity Toolkit was created in response to requests from lawyers, medical professionals, health workers, carers and advocates who required more information about capacity, some general capacity principles and guidelines on assessing a person's capacity to make decisions.

The Capacity Toolkit and Factsheet is only available online and as a downloadable PDF.

Select the links below to browse the contents of the Capacity Toolkit.

Section 1
>> Capacity at a glance
>> Who is the Toolkit for?
>> How do I use the Toolkit?

Section 2
>> What is capacity?

Section 3
>> Capacity assessment principles
>> When should capacity be assessed?
>> Who might assess capacity?

Section 4
>> Tips on assessing capacity - what do I need to know before I start?

Section 5
>> Assessing capacity in each area of life
>> Personal Life
>> Health
>> Money and Property

Section 6
>> Assisted decision-making
>> How can I support a person to make their own decision?
>> Resolving disagreements

Section 7
>> Other Resources
>> References

Capacity Toolkit Factsheet


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Decision-making & Capacity E-Learning

A FREE 30 minute E-learning based on the Capacity Toolkit has been designed for professionals who work with people with decision-making disabilities in legal, health, finance, social work and for carers. Learn how to empower people with decision-making disabilities to make decisions for themselves. To view select:

Decision-making and capacity E-Learning