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The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities

The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities (Books & other media combined)

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A person with learning disabilities has the same rights as any other citizen and this includes having autonomy and control over their life. However, historically this has not always been the case and many people with learning disabilities have had little choice and were often assumed as lacking the capacity to make their own decisions. Over the last 30 years policy throughout the UK has strived to ensure equal rights for people with learning disabilities, including the right to make their own decisions. The introduction of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) (2005) in England and Wales sought to ensure that the decision-making rights of all vulnerable people were upheld and that there was due legal process for those who had difficulty making particular decisions. This training manual has been specifically written to support health and social care professionals in understanding the MCA, how it specifically relates to people with learning disabilities, and the roles and responsibilities of those supporting and working individuals.This pack aims to: empower people with learning disabilities to make their own decisions and ensure the rights of those who lack capacity are upheld build confidence in staff's own skills in using the act in practice develop practical skills in contributing to and completing capacity assessments in regards of a wide range of decisions develop confidence in participating and making best interest decisions develop the required knowledge to meet inspection requirements.

LawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsSocial lawDisability & the lawLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsSocial lawMedical & healthcare law Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd Publication Date: 01/09/2012 ISBN-13: 9781908993069  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Steve Hardy lead editor of The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour in People with Learning Disabilities Steve Hardy is the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.

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