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Updated 19 April 2021

Although we make choices and decisions every day, sometimes we need more support for difficult decisions.

Some people because they have complex needs may not ever be able to make decisions for themselves.

The Mental Capacity Act says that we must help people make their own decisions wherever possible.

Here is an easy read guide to the Mental Capacity Act.

Mencap have a Mental Capacity Act resource pack which families may find very helpful.

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Dorset Mental Capacity Act Team

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