The planned mental capacity reforms are not fit for purpose – Self Advocates, families and providers all told us that

Leading social care interest groups from across the care sector are calling on the Government to urgently rethink its Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill that is now at a crucial parliamentary stage.

This includes Leading Disability England who’s members include people with learning disabilities, families, allies and professionals as well as provider organisations.

Our recent feedback from members shows how much those 3 groups agree on the problems in the proposed changes.

They are concerned about people’s human rights being undermined, there not being a requirement to put people’s views at the heart of decision making  and the potential conflict of interest if home managers lead on decision making

Our members, Sunderland People First said

There is a risk that we take away people’s independence and giving power to people that may not be doing a good job – look at Winterbourne View.

You can find the briefing from the cross sector organisations HERE

The following organisations are releasing the briefing:

Action on Elder Abuse

Association for Real Change

Association of Mental Health Providers

Associated Retirement Community Operators

Care England

Care Association Alliance

Care Provider Alliance

Learning Disability England

National Care Association

National Care Forum

National Dignity Council

Shared Lives Plus

Registered Nursing Home Association

Relatives & Residents Association

United Kingdom Homecare Association

Voluntary Organisations Disability Group