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Published on Apr 29, 2022
The Government have launched a consultation to ensure freedoms and human rights of people lacking mental capacity are better protected
The Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Justice have launched a consultation to update the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice to better support those with dementia, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities and autism who may need assistance with their everyday decision-making but lack mental capacity thereby requiring others to make decisions in their best interests.
These decisions could include where a person should live, whether assistive technology like sensors or keypad entry should be installed, setting times for refreshments or activities, whether they can leave the accommodation or restraint in certain circumstances among others.
The Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice sets out how carers and practitioners can make these decisions for others on a day-to-day basis while ensuring the individual is both protected and empowered.
The new Liberty Protection Safeguards will replace the way that authorisations are given now
If you think you may be affected by the proposed changes, we want to hear from you
We want to collect your comments and send them to the government. Comments will be sent anonymously
Please join us in an online session on Thursday 9th June at 5.30pm – 7pm to talk about the changes and what they might mean to you
For further information and to book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone on 07912 297774
For more information, and to take part, go to the government website