What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Brief Guides
Published: Feb 2017
Author: Research in Practice for Adults

Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury, are unable to make decisions. Short term conditions like concussion or having a urinary tract infection can also affect people’s ability to make decisions.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a law which says what to do when people are unable to make decisions for themselves and how they can plan for the future in case they lose capacity. This Brief Guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Act and is presented in an Easy Read format.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners and service users.

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