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Using the Mental Capacity Act

The attached booklet gives you information on your rights and what you need to know regarding the person you are caring for

SECTION 2: The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act........................... 11
SECTION 3: Code of Practice of the Mental Capacity Act.............................. 13
SECTION 4: Involving family carers ......................................................................... 15
SECTION 5: Assessing capacity................................................................................ 19
SECTION 6: Best interests........................................................................................... 23
SECTION 7: Transition to adulthood........................................................................ 29
SECTION 8: Moving home ........................................................................................... 33
SECTION 9: Getting authority to make decisions............................................... 37
SECTION 10: Managing finances ................................................................................ 39
SECTION 11: Welfare benefits appointee................................................................. 43
SECTION 12: Applying to be a deputy....................................................................... 45
SECTION 13: Lasting Power of Attorney.................................................................. 47
SECTION 14: Decisions about health care .............................................................. 49
SECTION 15: Challenging decisions .......................................................................... 53
SECTION 16: Safeguarding............................................................................................ 57
SECTION 17: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards................................................... 61
SECTION 18: Words and phrases included in this information

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