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Provision of mental health services for care leavers: transition to adult services

The overall aim of the research is to examine the extent to which developments since the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 have improved outcomes for young people leaving care, particularly those with mental health issues. It examines young people's views of service provision, outcomes and how they are measured, and the coordination and availability of services including voluntary services.

Care providers and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have published this briefing paper for members of care providers' boards. This is aimed at supporting providers to apply the MCA in the right way and to help ensure that the legal rights of those who may lack capacity are upheld and that the individual is at the heart of decision-making.   

Care providers and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA) have published this briefing paper for members of care providers' boards. This is aimed at supporting providers to apply the MCA in the right way and to help ensure that the legal rights of those who may lack capacity are upheld and that the individual is at the heart of decision-making.   

Mental Capacity Act 2005: a brief guide for providers of Shared Lives and other community services

The LGA, NHS England and the Care Provider Alliance have published a guide to the Mental Capacity Act. This is aimed at supporting care providers providing community services.  

Mental Health Crisis Concordat

This joint Local Government Association (LGA) and Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) research project was carried out between July and November 2014.

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Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Mental Capacity Act including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This improvement tool has been has been developed throughout 2014/15 with funding from the Department of Health and support from the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS).

Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils

An executive summary of the guidance on dementia friendly communities for councils has also been produced by the LGA and Innovations in Dementia:

Transforming Care (Must Knows)

Use your leadership role to ensure that this issue remains an urgent priority for your council and your local partners.

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