MCA resources on Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

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Case study one: Mrs P – cognitive impairment

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient with cognitive impairment, showing how the intervention by an IMCA ensured she was able to return to live at home with her dog instead of being admitted to a care home that did not allow dogs. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study seven: Mrs B - decision to resuscitate

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on patient decision to require representation in deciding whether she should be resuscitated and the intervention by an IMCA. It has been 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.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study six: Mr J - tender process for new provider

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on the tender process for new provider of Mr J’s supported living accommodation and the role played by the IMCA in ensuring the selection of the provider from the shortlist was done by the families of the residents with support from the Council’s commissioning unit. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, to show how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study ten: Mrs Q – inadequate capacity assessment made when deciding on treatment for lymphoma

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient for whom an inadequate capacity assessment was carried out. Following IMCA intervention, it was discovered that lack of capacity had been assumed and the IMCA set about undertaking an accurate capacity assessment. The patient, however, passed away before this could be completed. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and aims to show how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study three: Mr N – move to care home with no consultation

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient not being consulted in the decision about being discharged from hospital into a care home. However, after meeting with an IMCA it was decided that he did in fact have the capacity to decide where he wanted to live and was returned home with an appropriate care package. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study two: Mr R – dementia non-MCA compliant hospital discharge

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on dementia non-MCA compliant hospital discharge, without an appropriate advocate involved in the decision-making process. It explains how the IMCA involved raised concerns about how the hospital discharge process fits into the MCA and how important the role of an IMCA is in ensuring decisions are made in the best interests of the relevant individuals. The case study has been 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.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Court appointed deputies and independent mental capacity

Compassion In Dying

Brief guidance on Court appointed deputies and independent mental capacity advocates.

Last updated on hub: 08 September 2020

Good practice guidance for the commissioning and monitoring of Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) services

Social Care Institute for Excellence

SCIE guide to support the commissioning of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) service

Last updated on hub: 14 June 2011

Guidance to support advocates in challenging decisions or actions with or on behalf of individuals

VoiceAbility

Advocacy helps to ensure that individuals are in control of their own lives and are supported to make their own decisions. This good practice guide has been developed to help professionals and advocates to decide on the most appropriate route to take to challenge decisions about an individual's care. It will help advocates to develop a ‘tool-kit’ of different approaches to get the best possible outcome for people depending on their views and the situation. The guide discusses when it is most appropriate to use informal approaches to challenge decisions; the skills required to be effective when taking this approach, including negotiating and influencing; and using Best Interests meetings. It also looks at using formal routes to challenge decisions through the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health Act 1983, the Care Act 2014, and through formal complaints processes and judicial review. The guide provides useful case examples and makes reference to relevant sections within Acts and Statutory Guidance to illustrate key points. The guide is relevant for professionals across the health and social care sectors, as well as for friends and family members who are supporting a friend or relative.

Last updated on hub: 18 August 2015

IMCA – appropriate to consult: a guide for health and social care staff

VoiceAbility

A guide for health and social care staff on how, and in which situations, a person can be referred to the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy service.

Last updated on hub: 17 September 2020

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