Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs)

Information on the role and responsibilities of IMCAs, a directory of local IMCA organisations, and case studies on how IMCAs use the MCA to protect people’s rights.

General information

Useful guidance for IMCAs, and commissioners of IMCAs.

2gether NHSFT, GHNHSFT, GCC and GNHS Care Services

Department of Health and Social Care

Housing Care

Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)


Finding an IMCA

Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)

Case studies

A series of case studies drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, showing how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.