Global Excellence Awards 2018

130 Acquisition International - Global Excellence Awards 2018 52 i iti I t r ti l - Issue 12 2018 TSF provides an antidote to the stress and complexities of mental capacity assessments, as founding member, Tim Farmer, explains. SF is a multi-award winning consultancy specialising in the assessment of mental capacity and a leading provider of mental capacity assessments in England and Wales. Established in 2011 by founder Tim Farmer, the firm is now the UK’s largest provider of mental capacity assessments to the legal profession. With a truly national network of specialist mental capacity experts, the firm consists of more than 50 assessors country-wide, giving it UK coverage. All assessorsareeitherhealthorsocialcareprofessionals and are experts in mental capacity assessments. They are also all recognised by the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian. Tim Farmer tells us more about what sets the firm apart from competitors. “The fact that we only specialise in the assessment of mental capacity means we have become innovators in the field of mental capacity assessments,” he begins. “We have established a number of unique processes that have enabled us to identify the threshold of understanding and associated question set for every decision we assess. We have also established our own unique internal quality governance team whose sole purpose is to ensure our assessments and outcomes are of the highest quality and will stand up to legal challenge, thereby ensuring the most robust reports in the industry.” The unrivalled expertise of the firm are matched by its aim to remain true to its holistic core values that every person has the right to achieve all they can mentally, physically, spiritually and culturally. “We are passionate about mental capacity and ensuring that we lead the way in high quality mental capacity assessments,” Tim enthuses. “Whilst there are a number of professions recognised as able to complete capacity assessments not all these professionals have vast experience in the area. Mental capacity is a highly complex field with hugely important conclusions formed from assessments. TSF takes its responsibility very seriously and as such only employs highly experienced assessors Contact: Tim Farmer Company: TSF Consultants Address: The Chapel Brimscombe Port Business Park, Brimscombe, Stroud, Glos, GL5 2QG Telephone: 0333 577 7020 Web Address: www. Dedicated to the Cause T 1807AI63 that share its core values. All employees must be able to demonstrate their understanding of the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act and associated case law to the highest level. “Furthermore we work closely with barristers and solicitors to ensure that our understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and all associated case law is first class, culminating in unparalleled reports.” Tim and the firm also understand the urgency of many of the situations encountered when carrying out a metal capacity assessment and that the outcome is often highly emotive for clients and their loved ones. For this reason TSF prides itself on completing assessments quickly and efficiently, without comprising quality. “Often mental capacity doesn’t become an issue until it is too late and any delay in getting an assessment often leads to the situation deteriorating and things getting more complex. Whereas we can’t speed up the Courts, we can certainly ensure that you don’t encounter any unnecessary delays.” TSF only has its client’s best interests at heart. With 99% of all assessments taking place in the individual’s home at a time convenient to them, the firm ensures that clients feel safe and secure. “At TSF, we are acutely aware that the assessment process can appear emotionally challenging, daunting and confusing and that you want the process to be as simple as possible,” explains Tim. “That is why, when you use TSF, you will have your own dedicated Client Liaison Officer who will see your case through from start to finish and who is always on the end of a phone or email. No question is too silly or concern too small.” “...we work closely with barristers and solicitors to ensure that our understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and all associated case law is first class, culminating in unparalleled reports.”