Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.
Assessment resources and services
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Resources and support to help implement the Care Act 2014
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.
A key component of the Care Act is the introduction of a new approach to the assessment of people's needs for care and support, and the determination whether these needs are eligible. In this film, social care practitioners talk about how their working practice will change as a result of the new assessment and eligibility framework. They discuss the key principles of the framework, the impact it will have on individuals and identify some of the challenges in its implementation.
SCIE training on assessment and eligibility. Book CPD courses in assessing and determining eligible needs as required by the Care Act for adults and carers.
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
This At a glance summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, which is important to health and social care practice.
Part of National Mental Capacity Forum
Alex Ruck Keene, Lorraine Currie and Chelle Farnan from the National Mental Capacity Form (NMCF) discuss how the law works in terms of remote assessment and the practicalities during COVID-19.
This resource describes good practice in the management and implementation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS; the Safeguards).
Part of Care Act 2014
This guide provides an overview of key elements to consider in order to ensure any form of care assessment undertaken - for the adult requiring care and support or their carer with support needs - takes full account of the extent of fluctuating needs. These are needs which may not be apparent at the time of the assessment but have been an issue in the past and are likely to arise again in the future. The guide provides information and practical example on what practitioners need to do to established an accurate picture of fluctuating needs and includes a checklist of core duties for local authorities.
Part of Person-centred care
This guide explains how to achieve good oral health for people who live in care homes. It will be useful to care home managers and their staff. The guide includes an oral health assessment tool.
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