Find Out About Yours and Your Loved Ones Rights

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The Mental Capacity Act can make a real difference to the lives of people who may lack capacity to make decisions. Its aim is to empower people to make decisions for themselves wherever possible.

• Did you know that if you or your loved ones are unable to make decisions for yourselves that ‘next of kin’ gives you no legal status to do so? The Mental Capacity Act sets out the different ways family and carers can, and must, be included in decision-making.

• Professionals can make decisions about your loved ones if they believe it is in the person’s best interest.

• You or your loved one can give your family / carers the right to make decisions for you in the future, to ensure your voice is heard and those who know you best can decide on your future.

ARE YOU A CARER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

A free workshop is being put on to support carers in understanding the law and their rights.

The 2 hour workshop will cover:

• What is the Mental Capacity Act?
• What does the MCA mean to my family?
• How is ‘Capacity’ assessed?
• What is a best interest decision?
• How do I make Lasting Power Of Attorney?
• How can I make an Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment?

Below are the dates, times and location of the workshops.

• Nelson
Date: 15th June 2017
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm
Location: Walshaw House, Regent Street, 
Nelson, 
BB9 8SQ
Free Parking and Tea and Coffee
Download the information flyer
To book, please call 01282 644987 and quote 'carer training' or email penninelancs.safeguardingteam@nhs.net.

• Leyland
Date: 15th June 2017
Time: 10:00am
Location: Chorley House, Lancashire Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR25 6TT
Free Parking and Tea and Coffee
Download the information flyer
To book, please call 01772 214376 and quote 'carer training'.

• Blackpool
Date: 16th June 2017
Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Location: Theatre Room, City Learning Centre, Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, FY3 7RY
Free Parking and Tea and Coffee
Download the information flyer
To book, please call Linda Stuart on 01253 956555 and quote 'carer training'.