Mental Capacity Act – other resources

Find out more about organisations that can help with information around the Mental Capacity Act and how this applies to people with dementia.

Court of Protection

0300 456 4600
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/court-of-protection

The Court of Protection helps people who have difficulty making their own decisions. It either makes a decision for the person or appoints someone else to do so.

Office of the Public Guardian

0300 456 0300 (customer services)
[email protected]
www.gov.uk/opg

The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision-making for people in England and Wales who lack capacity or who would like to plan for their future within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The Office of the Public Guardian has a range of useful information on the GOV.UK website, including the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.

Solicitors for the Elderly

0844 5676 173
[email protected]
www.sfe.legal

Solicitors for the Elderly is an independent, national organisation of lawyers who provide legal advice to older people. They can also help you to find a solicitor.

Review details

Last reviewed: April 2020
Next review due: April 2023

Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.

Reviewed by: Tim Farmer, CEO, TSF Consultants and Irene Chenery, Consultant, Harrison Drury Solicitors; member of Solicitors for the Elderly

This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

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