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[PUBLICATIONS] Making Decisions on Capacity and Best Interests: Strategic Briefing (2013)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: January 2013

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. It’s estimated that as many as two million adults in England and Wales lack the mental capacity to make decisions on a daily basis. Consequently, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) lies at the core of many d

[PUBLICATIONS] What is the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Brief Guide (2013)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2012

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. This guide provides a jargon-free introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Sometimes people who have, for example, dementia, a learning disability, mental illness or a brain injury are unable to make decision

[PUBLICATIONS] What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)? Brief Guide (2014)

Brief Guides
Published: January 2014

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published. Councils have to ensure that people who are unable to make their own decisions about where they live are safeguarded from having their liberty restricted. It is essential that the public, families and carers under

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy in adult social care: Strategic Briefing (2016)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2016

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. Recent high profile court cases, especially focusing on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, highlight the importance of a sound knowledge of, and ability to critically reflect on, social care and the law. This bri

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy: Practice Tool (2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: October 2016

Legal literacy matters because the law determines how and when the state can intervene in the lives of individuals. It also serves as a valuable tool to support empowering, enabling and rights-focused social work and social care practice. This resource uses tools and exercises

[PUBLICATIONS] What are the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)? Brief Guide – Easy Read version (2017)

Brief Guides
Published: February 2017

Councils have to ensure that people who are unable to make their own decisions about where they live are safeguarded from having their liberty restricted. It is essential that the public, families and carers understand what these safeguards are. This updated Brief Guide, present

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

Brief Guides
Published: February 2017

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 Ca

[OTHER] Supporting people who self-neglect

Tailored support workshop (one-day session) In this workshop, participants will: Identify the policy and legal context for working with people who self-neglect Understand the key challenges associated with this work, including those relating to mental capacity Explore the

[OTHER] Coaching in Social Care

Tailored Support workshop (one-day session) In this workshop, participants will: Develop coaching skills in social care practice Equip participants with the skills of having co-active conversations with peers, practitioners and people Promote asset or strengths-based prac

[WEBINAR] Improving the quality of care and support for older people: How can the NICE guidelines help?Webinar

External Event : Webinar open access
Online
11 Feb 2016

This is an OPEN ACCESS webinar. Postponed from 3rd February 2016 NICE have now published three guidelines which are relevant to the care and support of older people: Home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes Transition be
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