Equality analysis: liberty protection safeguards – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Department of Health Social Care, December 2018

Examines the potential impact on protected groups of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to replace current legislation with Liberty Protection Safeguards. It looks at the positive, neutral and negative effects that this legislation could have on people with protected characteristics and other groups, such as carers.

Click here to view the full report.

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Learning resources: Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) in social work

Department of Health, October 2015

These resources provide guidance for adult social care workers on the Mental Capacity Act and how it relates to their continuing professional development.

Click here for further information and to download the resources.

Advance Planning for People with Bipolar Disorder

East Midlands Academic Science Network, February 2015

This guide has been developed by NHS and university partners and is based on extensive research involving people with Bipolar Disorder and is designed to help them advance plan for times when they might be unwell. The booklet will help people with Bipolar Disorder to understand the Mental Capacity Act and navigate the law.  The booklet has the potential to support people with Bipolar Disorder by helping them to retain control as well as protect their welfare, property and finances during periods where they may experience a loss of capacity.

Click here to download a copy of the booklet.

Click here for more information on the project.