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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)

Fifth floor 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BH
Umbrella org:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Area serviced:
020 7024 7650
020 7024 7651

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have been part of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 from April 2009. The deprivation of liberty safeguards (a part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) have been introduced to strengthen arrangements for people who lack capacity, and are being cared for in registered care homes, registered nursing homes or hospitals.