MIND

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

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Accommodation options for older people who have dementia FS16

There is an increasing range of options available for the accommodation and care of people who have dementia. Some people with dementia are now being diagnosed at an early stage when they remain relatively able and can make their own decisions. Early diagnosis increases the possibility of there being a range of accommodation options available. […]

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Housing Provision and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Factsheet 20 and its information sheets offer information about the law in relation to those likely to lack capacity concerning arrangements for housing. General guide only.

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Making Decisions The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate IMCA Service

IMCA is a new type of statutory advocacy introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which gives some people who lack capacity a right to receive support from an IMCA.The lack came into force in England & Wales in 2007. In England, Local Authorities commission IMCA services & in local health boards are responsible for […]

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Improving services and support for older people with mental health problems

The second and final report of a UK enquiry, whose first report ‘Promoting mental health and well-being in later life’ was published in 2006.

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About Dementia some facts and figures

Introductary information for people who want information about dementia. It includes symptoms, who is affected, the impact, drugs, research and services that are needed.

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Making Decisions A guide for family friends and any other unpaid carers

A guide for use by anyone who voluntarily helps to care for an adult who has impaired mental incapacity. It expalins what the law (Mental Capacity Act 2005) says about mental incapacity, how decisions about finance, health etc should be made, the role of doctors and lawyers, and where to go for expert help.

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Making Decisions about your health welfare or finance Who decides when you cant

A guide for people who wish to prepare for possible future mental incapacity. It explains what the law says about mental incapacity, how decisions should be made on financial, health and other matters, the role of doctors, lawyers and where to get expert help and advice. It summarises the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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