1 November 2018
NEW SURVEY FROM SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT ASKS FOR VIEWS FROM
A new, short, survey for people in Scotland who have the legal
role to act as a guardian for a family member, partner or friend is
open until 30th November 2018.
The survey was launched by the Scottish Government as part of
its work to reform the Adults with Incapacity Act. It focuses on
the support and information people received when they first became
a guardian, and how they feel about that now.
Guardianship allows someone to take decisions on behalf of a
person who lacks the capacity to do so themselves. Most guardians
are relatives, partners or friends of the individual.
The majority of guardianships in Scotland are for people who
either have learning disability (45%) or dementia/Alzheimer's
Mike Diamond, executive director (social work) at the Mental
Welfare Commission said:
"We have long been calling for reform of this Act, and one of
the reasons for that is to reduce the complexity of the current
legal process related to guardianship.
" We welcome the fact that the government is seeking the views
of people with experience of the system, and we hope to share this
opportunity widely. I encourage all guardians who would like to
give their view to do so before the end of November."
The survey is available here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RCQLJ8F