The processes relating to the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 for example, the Deprivation of Liberty procedures have commenced.

The implementation of this legislation has consequences for those service users who, lack capacity to make their own decisions and are in receipt of health and social care services.

Families need to be well informed. The Carers Support Team in Western Health and Social Care Trust has organised information events for informal (unpaid) carers to make them aware of the changes this legislation brings.

This will be of particular interest to Carers who look after someone with Dementia/Alzheimer’s, a Mental Health diagnosis, Acquired Brain Injury or Adult with Learning Disability.

Please note booking your place is essential.

Please call Geraldine McLaughlin on 028 7135 5023 or email: [email protected]