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Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects your money, health and welfare, if you cannot make all your own decisions.

MCA - what is it and why does it matter?

  • You may be unable to make all your own decisions because of dementia, stroke or brain injury or a learning disability or mental health problem.
  • You may have the capacity to make everyday decisions, but not to make larger, more complex decisions.
  • You may have the capacity to make decisions one day but not the next.
  • Your capacity to make decisions might improve or get worse over time.

For further information, please download our 'what is mental capacity and why does it matter?' leaflet.

Page updated: 22/12/2020 Page updated by: MCA

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