If you are concerned about a vulnerable adult who is at risk of neglect or abuse and lives in the following areas, please use the links below:
Mental Capacity Act
Innovations will always strive to apply the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act when supporting our service users with choices and decision making in accessing our services:
1. Presumption of Capacity – All of our service users will be assumed to have capacity to make choices and decisions unless it is established via a professional assessment that they lack capacity.
2. Must offer any practicable support – We will never treat our service users as unable to make a decision unless all practicable steps to help them do so have been taken without success
3. Unwise/Lack of Capacity– Service users will not be treat as unable to make a decision merely because they make an unwise decision
4. The Best Interest Principle– An act done, or decision made, under this Act for or on behalf of a person who lacks capacity will be done or made in his/her best interests
5. The Least Restrictive Principle– We will always ensure that before the act is done, or the decision made, regard will be had to whether the purpose for which it is needed can be as effectively achieved in a way that is less restrictive of the person’s rights and freedoms