The House of Lords has established a Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The terms of reference for the committee are to “consider and report on the Mental Capacity Act 2005”.The Committee has been taking oral evidence, and has also published a call for written evidence submissions. For more details on the committee, and the questions that are being asked in the call, see the Parliament website.
As part of the ReValuing Care Network, I am coordinating a response from network members. The ReValuing Care network is an interdisciplinary and multi-sector network of academics, activists, carers and third sector professionals with interests in care, including dementia care. Carers, care professionals and people living with dementia are very welcome to join our network and contribute to the ReValuing Care Network submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Call for Evidence. We’d be delighted to welcome you and to add your voices to our own in this important review of the Mental Capacity Act.