An overview on using the Mental Capacity Act, aimed at staff supporting vulnerable people. This plain English guide takes you through key principles, assessment, decision-making, capacity assessments and Best Interests decision-making.
Mental Health and Homelessness Resources
The Mental Capacity Act can be used by support workers to assess capacity at a specific time in order to make a specific decision. This guidance explains the different elements of the Act and how they can be applied to frontline work with people who might be vulnerable, including how to record decisions and what is involved in Best Interests decision-making.
The Mental Health Interventions for Rough Sleepers tools and guidance are designed to help teams respond to the mental health needs of people sleeping on the streets. Homeless Link thanks Pathway, Lambeth Council, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust,Thames Reach, the Greater London Authority and EASL for sharing these resources.
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