Mental Capacity Act: making decisions
How to make decisions under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 covers people in England and Wales who can’t make some or all decisions for themselves. The ability to understand and make a decision when it needs to be made is called ‘mental capacity’.
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice
People working with or caring for adults who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves have a legal duty to consider the Code of Practice.
Health and care workers
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate services
Independent Mental Capacity Advocate services can support the views and rights of people who lack mental capacity.