Top ten resources on the Mental Capacity Act and self-neglect cases


Top ten resources on the Mental Capacity Act and self-neglect cases

To accompany our first ever Social work dilemmas live online chat, Mithran Samuel highlights 10 invaluable resources to help you deal with self-neglect cases and those involving use of the Mental Capacity Act.

Number1Key lessons for social workers on carrying out capacity assessments and making best interests decisions on behalf of people who lack capacity a summary of a major study into the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by the Mental Health Foundation and Bradford and Bristol University


TwoYour quick guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Also see the legislation in full and the code of practice on implementing it.


ThreeWhen should you carry out an assessment of capacity? Read our guide produced in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.


FourEvaluate capacity assessments that you have carried out with the Mental Health Foundation’s Assessment of Mental Capacity Audit Tool.


FiveImprove the way you carry out best interests decisions with the Mental Health Foundation’s Best Interests Decision General Research and Evaluation Tool.


SixThe Social Care Institute for Excellence’s guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.


SevenScie’s e-learning resource on the Mental Capacity Act.


EightOur guide to the deprivation of liberty safeguards.


NineHow good social work is key to supporting people who are neglecting themselves – a summary of a report for the Department of Health by Bedfordshire and Sussex universities


TenHow should you intervene to support individuals who are neglecting themselves? Read our guide to self-neglect assessments, drawn up with Michael Preston-Shoot, professor of social work at Bedfordshire University.

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