Understanding Mental Capacity Assessments

Advocacy for All have produced a pack to help people with a learning disability understand mental capacity assessments.

Mental capacity assessments are tests used  to determine whether a person is unable to make a particular decision at a particular time because their mind or brain is affected by illness or disability.

Members from across their self advocacy groups have been involved in creating the pack to make sure that it is easy to understand.

The organisation have used a variety of methods to help communicate the information:

  • easy read
  • short role play videos
  • story boards for those who cannot read

For more information, please click here.

Alternatively,to access the official Mental Capacity Assessment Tool Guidance click here.

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