Nov 3 2021
The COPcast: Channel 4’s ‘Help!’
Episode 5 of The COPcast sees the Shoosmiths Court of Protection team discuss the recently released feature-length programme on Channel 4 starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham.
The show features Comer as a care worker in her new job at a care home towards the end of 2019. She forms a close connection with Graham’s character, a man in his late 40s with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Just a few months in, the Covid-19 pandemic escalates and we see this play out in the care home as Comer negotiates the extreme shortages of staff, equipment, PPE and medical services.
It is harrowing and challenging to watch, but something that feels very close to home for the COP team. Listen to their ruminations on how accurate they felt the show was, what points of practice we can take away, and a bit of a call to arms for care sector improvements!
The COPcast is brought to you by the Court of Protection team at UK law firm Shoosmiths. The team talk all things mental capacity, whether that be current news stories or the many and varied day-to-day experiences of a being a COP lawyer - from complex brain injuries, house building projects, arrested clients or controversial case law.