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 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