IMCA involvement in accommodation decisions and care reviews

The IMCA identifying accommodation and support options

The MCA Code of Practice states that IMCAs 'should find out what alternative options there are' and 'check whether the decision-maker has considered all possible options' (10.20). This means the role goes beyond responding to just those options proposed by the decision-maker.

At times, because of their experience and knowledge of local services and community facilities, IMCAs may have ideas about possible accommodation or support. It is in the person's best interests that these are shared with decision-makers. For example, IMCAs may offer the following:

When making such suggestions, the IMCA should: