Headway has been invited to present our views on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to a Government committee on the 9th July in the House of Lords. This forms part of a review of how the Act is working since its implementation a number of years ago.
We would like to gather experiences from people who have experience of the MCA. If you have acted as a Deputy to make decisions on someone's behalf, had experience of important treatment decisions being made for someone who lacks capacity, had to apply to the Court of Protection to ask them to make a decision, or have experience of anything else relating to the Act, we would really like to hear from you.
We would also like the opinions of people who have a sustained a brain injury and have had decisions made on their behalf under the Mental Capacity Act.
Comments on what you did, what worked, what you found difficult and how you think things could be improved would all be helpful.
If you can help, please post your thoughts and experiences below and they may be included in our briefing document for the Committee.
If you have any confidential comments you would like to submit, please email them to Andrew at Headway on firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that this will make a positive difference to this important piece of legislation.
Thank you for your support,