Health and Social Care
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act is designed to protect people who can't make decisions for themselves or lack the mental capacity to do so. This could be due to a mental health condition, a severe learning disability, a brain injury, a stroke or unconsciousness due to a sudden accident. You can find out more about the Mental Capacity Act on Legislation.gov.uk.
Dignity in Care
Dignity in Care is a national campaign aimed at ensuring that people, either in care or being cared for by loved ones at home, are treated as individuals, are given a choice and have control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. You can find out more about the campaign and what's happening locally by visiting the Dignity in Care website.