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VoiceAbility

Contact Details

Address:

VoiceAbility
Omnibus
39-41 North Road
London
N7 9DP

Telephone:

0845 0175 198

Fax:

020 8330 6622

Voiceability are the new service providers for the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA). IMCA is a type of advocacy introduced by the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Act gives some people who lack capacity a right to receive support from an IMCA in relation to important decisions about their care.

An IMCA's role is to:

- Represent and support the person in relation to their 'best interests'.
- Find out the views / feelings / beliefs of the person.
- Make sure that the person can participate in the decision-making process.
- Obtain & evaluate information
- Look at other courses of action
- Consider seeking a further medical opinion if necessary.
- Check the Mental Capacity Act principles and best interests process are being followed
- Prepare a report, which the decision maker has a legal duty to consider
- Challenge the decision (including about capacity) if necessary, informally first and through Court of Protection as a last resort

Organisation

VoiceAbility

Category

Mental health

Sub-categories

Support Organisations ยป Mental health

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