CS Safeguarding Forum
Wednesday 14th January, 1.30-3.30pm
Community Room, Illingworth Fire Station
Presentation from Ian Burgess – MCA Lead, CMBC
Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) creates a framework to provide protection for people who cannot make decisions for themselves. It contains provision for assessing whether people have the mental capacity to make decisions, procedures for making decisions on behalf of people who lack mental capacity and safeguards. The underlying philosophy of the MCA is that any decision made, or action taken, on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make the decision or act for themselves must be made in their best interests.
The MCA came into force on 1 October 2007.
The session will cover the 2 stage test for assessing mental capacity, the 5 Principles which underpin everything in the Act and will also detail how and when to assess mental capacity and who does it / who is responsible (not always the same).
Who should attend?
Anyone who provides a service for vulnerable adults (adults at risk) and/or who is responsible for safeguarding within their organisation.
This is an informal session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
*Places are limited so please confirm attendance as soon as convenient by emailing email@example.com
Call out for volunteers!
Are you looking to do something positive for you and for others in 2015?
verd de gris creative arts are looking to recruit new volunteers for 2015 – our creative dementia sessions will be running every week in Hebden Bridge and Halifax in the New Year. No experience is necessary, but we are looking for people who are committed to a compassionate way of being and can offer some time to help us in this ground-breaking work.
Our positive and uplifting sessions take inspiration from the landscape and seasonal change surrounding us. Our simple arts activities create beautiful results: poems that connect us to each other, simple songs with beautiful melodies that are a joy to sing!
This is an opportunity to volunteer / gain experience with one of the leading companies working in arts and health: verd de gris have worked with some of the foremost practitioners in creative dementia care and have a national reputation for excellence.
If you would like to find out more please contact Jeff @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon @ 07598387772
Originally posted on Halifax North & East Blog:
The salvation army requires volunteers to help with the wrapping and sorting of gifts from Monday 16 December at 10am until Thursday 18 December which is the day they will start giving the toys out.
Volunteers are also needed to cook and serve food at the Boxing Day Lunch as well as cleaning and tidying.
If you would like to find out more please contact Keith Meadows on 07837704638.