The Mental Capacity Act is the law which guides professionals in how to manage decision making for people over the age of 16 years, where the person is unable to make the decision for themselves.

It also provides guidance for people over 18 years of age who want to make a plan for what should happen if they lose capacity to make a decision in the future.

Options Autism’s Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Team Lead at Options Kinsale and Options Autism Adult Services Cymru, Victor Levenson, has created a useful help sheet which provides a broad overview of the Mental Capacity Act and its implications for the way we work.

To view the Mental Capacity Act Help Sheet please click here