If someone can't fully make personal decisions for themselves or is unable to communicate these decisions, the court can say, by creating a Personal Order, that specific actions must be taken for the person who needs help.
A Personal Order may cover things like decisions involving medical treatment or putting someone in a rest home.
If you think you need help making decisions for yourself or you think a relative needs this help, you can apply for a range of Personal Orders.
Non-relatives, including doctors and social workers, can also apply for Personal Orders.
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