Social care providers urge the government to rethink Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Concerns have been expressed by care providers about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, currently going through parliament. Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England, has expressed the sectors’ main concerns. They feel the government is not working with them in “shifting responsibilities” to care home managers that are a “clear conflict of interest”.

The CQC’s State of Care 2018 stated that there was variation as to how providers implemented DoLs and the MCA and this continued to be an issue. The proposed Bill aims to replace DoLs with new safeguards called The Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

Many people, including care providers, charities and residents’ groups, have come together and voiced concerns about the proposed bill.

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