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The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities

A training pack to develop good practice in assessing capacity and making best interests decisions

Price: £75.00
This training pack introduces the Mental Capacity Act, its principles and associated issues to all staff working with people with learning disabilities.
Author(s): Steve Hardy and Theresa Joyce

The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities: A training pack to develop good practice in assessing capacity and making best interests decisions introduces the Mental Capacity Act, its principles and associated issues to all staff working with people with learning disabilities. 

It covers defining and assessing capacity, making best interest decisions and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The content of this pack will develop the skills and knowledge of staff in using the act in practice. It aims to empower people with learning disabilities to make their own decisions and ensure the rights  of those who lack capacity are upheld.

The Mental Capacity Act and People with Learning Disabilities is aimed at social care practitioners who work with people with learning disabilities.
ISBN: 9781908993069
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication: 18 December 2013
Content: The content of this pack will develop the skills and knowledge of staff in using the Mental Capacity act in practice. It aims to empower people with learning disabilities to make their own decisions and ensure the rights of those who lack capacity are upheld.

Session 1: Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
Session 2: Capacity, incapacity and enhancing capacity
Session 3: Assessing capacity
Session 4: Making best interest decisions
Session 5: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
Steve Hardy was formerly the education and training lead at the Estia Centre, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is a registered nurse in learning disabilities and has worked in mental health and challenging behaviour services for people with learning disabilities for 20 years. He has widely published in these areas and he is the co-editor of the journal Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.