News and Notices

Helping people to make decisions

There’s no change to the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) during Covid-19, but the restrictions and use of PPE do present a challenge for staff in practice.

Click here for a quick reference guide MCA in Your Hand. This one page guide is a reminder of the principles, process and to check whether there’s a Lasting Power of Attorney.

If you have any queries or require advice/support about the MCA in practice, please see the DCHS Mental Capacity Act (2005) Policy: Helping People to Make Decisions and/or contact the DCHS Safeguarding Team on T: 01773 850000.