The MCA is 10 – Time to Party
The 27th September 2017 is the 10th Birthday of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). We want to celebrate all that the Act brings to social work practice including greater control, human rights and even the opportunity to make decisions that may seem unwise to may. The MCA enhances lives, changes lives and even saves lives when it is applied properly. Its as good as social care legislation gets and aligns closely with our professional practice.
We are supporting the Adult Principal Social Work Network’s day of action in celebration of the MCA’s birthday. We have put together a compilation of all the easy read summaries of our reports and articles that we have published so far this year because we think it is important that everyone gets to read about what we find out in our research and teaching. We hope this will help people live the lives the want to and support good professional practice. We have called the compilation H is for Happiness and Human Rights [pdf file]. We did this because the Adult Principal Social Worker Network is asking people to identify their A-Z of the Mental Capacity Act. This is a way of raising awareness of different parts of the Act and the impact it has on the lives of disabled people.
Hard copies of H is for Happiness and Human Rights are available from Hannah Morgan.