Independent mental capacity advocates
People who lack mental capacity can be helped to express their views by an independent mental capacity advocate service.
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Independent mental capacity advocate (IMCA) services support people who can’t make or understand decisions by stating their views and wishes or securing their rights.
This guidance explains:
- what advocacy is
- the role of an IMCA
- how the IMCA service works in practice
- who will benefit from the IMCA service
- how to make a referral to the IMCA service