Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 signed into law 30th December 2015…Human Rights are core. DSS (Decision Support Services): Core to meaning of Act is the “Presumption of Capacity”… People should be given all the supports to enable them to make their own decisions. It is important to include the person in the decision making process. Stand away from “their best interests”. You can have a decision making assistants; co-decision makers, (you set up an agreement with the terms) and there is decision making representative who is appointed by the Court. The Court will take account of what you want.

DSS Easy Read Presentation

March 2022

Director of Decision Support Service is: Aine Flynn

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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 signed into law 30th December 2015…Human Rights are core.

Prepare for commencement of the ACT. Radio interview with Aine Flynn and Claire Byrne RTE 1 June 2022

2022 we still await this being put in place …. March 2022 the following representation by Aine Flynn sets out a format.

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Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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