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Legislation & Policies


Mental Capacity Act 2005

Rescare was closely involved in the consultations during the drafting of legislation that eventually became the Mental Capacity Act 2005, often referred to as the MCA.

A summary of the contents of the Act may be found here on the DirectGov website:- http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/governmentcitizensandrights/mentalcapacityandthelaw/makingdecisionsforsomeoneelse/dg_186479 .

The Mental Capacity Act provides a framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make some decisions for themselves. Continue reading

Valuing People & Valuing People Now

Valuing People (‘A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century’) was a government White Paper published in March 2001, by the Department of Health, who during the consultation process assumed the role of ‘lead department’.

The introduction to the White Paper explained its significance:

This is the first White Paper on learning disability for thirty years and sets out an ambitious and challenging programme of action for improving services. Continue reading

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