Mencap, 2012

 

Mencap has produced this practical toolkit for families and carers to:

  • enable their involvement in best interests decision-making
  • equip them with the information they need about the Mental Capacity Act
  • help them understand how the act impacts on a range of decisions.

The resource is aimed primarily at families and carers of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). It focuses particularly on securing the best outcomes for people with PMLD in dealing with healthcare services and gaining a better understanding of their rights.