Stormont departments seek views on new mental capacity law with events for the public

June 16, 2014

Five public meetings have been organised across Northern Ireland to help raise awareness of the proposed Mental Capacity Bill and get feedback from local people. The Bill covers decisions about things such as helping to wash and dress a person, depriving a person of their liberty for their care or treatment, spending the person’s money to, for example, buy groceries or pay household bills and other decisions relating to a person’s financial and property affairs.

​Officials from the Departments of Health and Justice will visit five locations throughout June, July and August to give members of the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed Bill.

Details of the meetings are as follows: Each meeting will last about two hours. If a member of the public is unable to attend any of the meetings but would still like to comment, the consultation documents are available on the DHSSPSand DOJ websites.

  • Ballymena – Wednesday 25th June, 10am, Adair Arms Hotel
  • Armagh – Wednesday 2nd July, 10am, Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre
  • Belfast –Friday 25th July, 10am, The Mount Conference Centre
  • Londonderry –Tuesday 29th July, 10am, Millennium Forum
  • Newcastle – Wednesday 6th August, 10am, Glenada Holiday & Conference Centre
  • If you would like to register to attend the event please do so via the following details: email:.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Tel: 028 9052 0125.