Mental Capacity Act 2005
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect people who cannot make decisions for themselves or lack the mental capacity to do so.
A person may have difficulties making some decisions either all or some of the time. This could be because of a range of reasons including a learning disability, dementia, a mental health problem, a brain injury or alcohol or drug abuse.
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice
- Mental Capacity Act on the NHS website
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 full text on legislation.gov.uk
Mental Health Act 2007
The Mental Health Act says how you can be treated if you have a mental disorder, and makes clear what your rights are.
- Mental Health Act 2007 full text on legislation.gov.uk