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Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.

National Mental Capacity Forum

MCA Forum works with stakeholders from health and social care, together with those from other sectors to improve implementation of the MCA.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

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.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Directory

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.

Mental Capacity Act workbook: Six scenarios for training

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This learning resource promotes best practice in the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and where appropriate the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009), particularly in the context of situations involving health related decisions. The resource provides a series of short film scenarios that challenge the viewer to consider the ethical issues in any given situation, and to encourage debate about potential decision making outcomes. It is the intention that these scenarios illustrate everyday situations, and whilst they may not demonstrate perfect practice, the aim is that they promote discussion and debate.

Dementia and decision-making

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How can you help a person with dementia to make decisions now and for their future? Explore the links here to find out more about dementia and decision-making.

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