Mental Capacity Act Improvement Tool

Mental Capacity Act Improvement Tool

This Mental Capacity Act improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

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Deprivation of Liberty Guidance Resources

deprivation of liberty guidanceThe Law Society has issued a range of Deprivation of Liberty guidance resources.

The safeguards aim to ensure that those who lack capacity and are residing in a care setting environment are not subject to overly restrictive measures in their day-to-day lives.

The guidance was commissioned by the DoH (Department of Health) and aims to health and social care professionals identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring in a number of settings.

Click the links below to access the  resources available in PDF format.

Quick reference sheets also highlight relevant liberty restricting factors and key questions for practitioners relating to each individual setting.

Guidance documents

Quick reference guides

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Mental Capacity Act Directory

SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) has launched a Mental Capacity Act Directory to help raise awareness around this subject.  The directory contains a range of resources and tools to help you understand this legislation and to help you implement it.  The directory also covers issues around the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Click here to view the directory.

Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder Guide

This free Advanced Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder. We feel it has huge potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and finances during periods where they may experience a loss of capacity.

View PDF: http://www.emahsn.org.uk/images/Section_4_-_How_we_are_making_a_difference/Mental_Health/Advance_Planning_for_people_with_Bipolar_Disorder_FINAL.pdf

 

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Guidance

As the relative or carer of a person who may spend some time in hospital or a care home, it is important that you understand what the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) are. This Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Guidance from Action on Elder Abuse will help you provide effective support and know who has what rights under this legislation.

PDF: http://www.elderabuse.org.uk/Documents/AEA%20documents/AEA%20guide%20-%20Deprivation%20of%20Liberty%20Safeguards%20Guide%20for%20families%20and%20carers.pdf

Keeping within the law: Mental capacity resources

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These mental capacity resources highlight legal requirements to involve families in best interest decisions of their loved ones.

This new resource from Mencap outlines the key points of the Mental Capacity Act, and includes two template letters to help family members challenge service providers when they have not been involved, or are concerned that they won’t be involved, in the best interest decision-making process.

Click here to view the resource

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