Free training for carers on the Mental Capacity Act

Date: 16 Jun 2017
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: Theatre Room
Address: City Learning Centre, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RY
Telephone: 01253 956555
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Find out about the rights of you and your loved ones

The Mental Capacity Act can make a real difference to the lives of people who may lack capacity to make decisions. Its aim is to empower people to make decisions for themselves wherever possible.

  • Did you know that if you or your loved ones are unable to make decisions for yourselves that ‘next of kin’ gives you no legal status to do so? The Mental Capacity Act sets out the different ways family and carers can, and must, be included in decision-making.
  • Professionals can make decisions about your loved ones if they believe it is in the person’s best interest.
  • You or your loved one can give your family/carers the right to make decisions for you in the future, to ensure your voice is heard and those who know you best can decide on your future.

Are you a carer and would like to know more?

A free workshop has been organised to support carers in understanding the law and their rights.

The two-hour workshop will cover:

  • What is the Mental Capacity Act?
  • What does the MCA mean to my family?
  • How is ‘Capacity’ assessed? What is a ‘best interest decision’?
  • How do I make Lasting Power Of Attorney?
  • How can I make an Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment?

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