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Brief guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005: implications for people with learning disabilities

Elaine Hardie and Liz Brooks

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 affects approximately two million people in England and Wales who are unable to make some or all decisions that affect their lives.

The guide aims to:

- explain the key points of the Act
- explain what some of the choices and decisions might be
- help you to support someone with a learning disability to plan ahead and talk about their future.

It provides case studies to demonstrate key points of the Act and practical examples to explain how the Act might be applied in a real life situation.

The guide is accompanied by a poster that highlights the five principles of the Act.

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Brief guide MCA cover 419x592
978 1 905218 06 6