Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.
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A suite of 12 resources which includes short films, reports, at a glance summaries and tools on Independent Mental Health Advocacy. The resources aim to raise awareness and understanding of the IMHA role amongst service users and mental health staff; improve access IMHA, help providing an understand what a good service looks like, and how outcomes can be measured. The resources have been produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in partnership with The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston.
The MCA Directory raises awareness about the MCA, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Find useful information and tools to help understand or implement it. Also links to informative blogs and to the Social Care Online database of research and journals.
This At a glance summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, which is important to health and social care practice.
This video explains the key principles of the MCA and how they work in practice. It looks at how the MCA supports everyone to plan for their future, for when they may have impaired capacity.
Information that will be of interest to Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs), including guidance, research reports and Social Care TV films.
This e-learning resource explores the Mental Capacity Act 2005, including best interests decision-making, and how to support people to make their own decisions. The course is designed for all staff, carers and families, working with people who lack or may lack capacity in the health and social care sectors.
This report on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning provides guidance for both commissioners and provider of social care on how care and support plans can comply with the principles of the MCA.
This guide aims to improve safeguarding practice in housing.
SCIE’s Mental Capacity Act awareness training improves understanding for a range of health and social care staff