Mental Capacity Act and Supported Decision Making

Putting the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards into practice with real stories

This course introduces the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and discussses them from a value based, human rights perspectives. We hear powerful stories told by self advocates to explore how people can use the Mental Capacity Act and how to approach supporting people within the law when every day situations become challenging.

People who attend this course will develop a clear understanding of how they can put the Mental Capacity Act into practice in their role.

Target Audience:

Frontline health and social care staff and managers, people with learning disabilities, autism or both and family members

Length of course:

1 day

Delivered by:

Vicki Hornby

Vicki Hornby
Associate Consultant

07932 235614

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Vicki supports our Confirm and Challenge groups, facilitating co-production between disabled people, families and public sector colleagues to transform care for people with learning disabilities, autism or both in the North West

She leads our Equality and Mental Capacity Act training courses. She also facilitates the co-production of our Experts by Experience, Speak Up and Training the Trainers programmes to enable self advocates to lead in our work with partners.

Vicki is passionate about independent advocacy, equality and human rights. As an experienced statutory and community advocate she continues to support disabled adults and children to have their voice heard across a range of issues affecting their lives.

Vicki supports us to gather and share the views and experiences of disabled people and their families to influence policy through our research and evaluation work.

She has a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Disability Studies.