This course is for front line staff working with people who have an acquired brain injury. It is interactive and practical and supports staff to use the MCA in their day-to-day practice.
It can be delivered in-house for best value. Please contact us for a quote.
The course covers:
- A brief overview and recap on the Mental Capacity Act
- What are the Act’s 5 principles and what do they mean in practice? How are the principles significant in terms of providing day to day care and support?
- What is mental capacity and how do you know if someone has or lacks capacity to make a particular decision? What does this mean in practice? Who assesses capacity and when? What should be recorded? Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
- How do people make decisions and how may this be affected by brain injury?Memory, emotions, insight and communication are all a part of decision-making processes and impairment of any one of these can impact on a person’s ability to make decisions. Case studies.
- Supporting someone with a brain injury to make a decision. The importance of providing support that helps a person to make their own decisions and choices. Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
- Best Interests Decision Making. What is the best interests checklist? When might it be necessary to make a best interests decision on behalf of another individual and who makes the decision? Practical examples, case studies and discussion.
- Relevant case law.
- Case Studies.
What do people who have completed the training say?
“Excellent and empowering”
“Came with useful back up resources”
“I will think about capacity issues on a more regular basis during my work”
“Great day thank you”
” I found the opportunity for reflection, practical exercises, group discussion and challenges most useful”