MCA resources for users and carers

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Mental Capacity Act 2005: 5 rules for supporting me

Shropshire Council

Service user "I" statements of the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS): a guide for family and carers

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

A brief outline of what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are and who they apply to; and how deprivation of liberty is assessed and what happens it deprivation of liberty is occurring.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS): a guide for family and carers

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

A brief outline of what Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are and who they apply to; and how deprivation of liberty is assessed and what happens it deprivation of liberty is occurring.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Advance decision to refuse treatment: patient information leaflet

NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Statement form for advance decision to refuse treatment (A4). An advance decision allows a person over the age of 18 to refuse a specific treatment in the future when they lack the capacity to consent to, or refuse, that treatment.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Lasting power of attorney (LPA): patient information leaflet

NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

Key information on what a lasting power of attorney is, including the different types such as health and welfare LPA and property and affairs LPA, plus information on the registration process.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

Court of Protection handbook: a user's guide

Legal Action Group

The book provides an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection, before turning to a step-by-step guide through the processes of preparing and making an application, funding and representation issues, preparing for and appearing at hearings, evidence, costs, enforcement and appeals. Also, on this site, are links to relevant statutory materials, other guidance, useful (free) web resources, and updates on practice and procedure before the Court of Protection. The updates take the form of blog posts on the site and also (where relevant) updates are cross-referenced to the relevant paragraphs in the book.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Supporting you to make decisions while caring for someone living with dementia during Coronavirus (COVID19) and beyond

University College London (UCL)

This document guides carers of people living with dementia through the process of making difficult decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst taking into consideration wishes and preferences of those they care for and the legal aspects of making decisions. The guide covers a number of decisions carers may need to make if the person they are caring for has or is suspected to have Covid-19. These include decisions such as how to care for them if they are unable to visit them, whether they should go to hospital if they become unwell and what it means to have a do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation order. The guide also provides useful tips for carers such as the Covid-19 symptoms to watch out for which may differ to the commonly recognised symptoms, where to find help and support when making decisions and how to look after yourself as a carer. Topics covered include: thinking about any existing advance care plans; wishes and preferences; legal aspects of decision making; managing care at home; supporting someone in a care home; admitting them to hospital if they are very unwell; support for carers; and how carers can look after themselves during coronavirus and beyond.

Last updated on hub: 15 September 2020

Sharing voices in response to Covid-19

National Mental Capacity Forum

This webinar provides guidance and practical tips in relation to MCA and DoLS during Covid-19; signposts to early resources and guidance for frontline workers and carers; and provides advice on how to support the team’s wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 15 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act 2005: factsheet 460LP

Alzheimer's Society

This factsheet explains what mental capacity is, outlines the key principles or rules of the Mental Capacity Act, and looks at how it can be applied when planning for the future. Topics covered include decision-making and mental capacity; the principles of the Mental Capacity Act; assessing capacity; making decisions; planning ahead; and when someone hasn’t planned ahead – deputyship.

Last updated on hub: 14 September 2020

Are you making decisions on behalf of someone you’re looking after? A carer’s guide to the Mental Capacity Act

SITRA

Sitra, the Carers Trust and Care Charts UK designed this booklet to provide support and guidance about decision making for carers of people living with dementia. Carers provided examples of decisions they make with and for the person they care for. The booklet uses their experience to bring alive how carers manage supported decision making to maintain a good quality of home life, whilst keeping the people they care for as independent and safe as possible. It covers the key principles at the heart of the Mental Capacity Act; how to assess capacity; and making decisions on behalf of someone.

Last updated on hub: 14 September 2020

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