Derbyshire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Service in Derbyshire

What does it do?

From the 1st April 2007 the Mental Capacity Act established a new statutory scheme known as Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA).
Its aim is to provide additional safeguards for people who lack capacity to take decisions in certain specific, important situations and who are particularly vulnerable because they have no close relatives, friends or any other person to help to protect their interests.
Derbyshire Mind and Derbyshire Advocacy Service were commissioned to provide IMCA services across Derbyshire from the 1st April 2007. This has been achieved through the establishment of a new service delivery organisation known as the Derbyshire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service. The service is available to any adult in Derbyshire who fits the statutory criteria for an IMCA.

Who it is for?

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) provides a new right to Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
Do you make decisions on behalf of people who lack capacity?

You may have a legal duty to refer the person to an IMCA!

Where it is available?

Local service (Erewash, High Peak, Amber Valley, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derby, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire, South Derbyshire).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above


Info last updated:

The Ashbourne Centre, Kingsway Hospital Kingsway, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3LZ