This practice guidance describes the role of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) and paid representatives in the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS). Read more here.
Mind the Gap are bringing their show, MIA, to Gulbenkian on Weds 25th October and are offering a free Inclusive Practice Workshop in the morning for anyone who books to see the show.
Inclusive Practice Workshop, Gulbenkian Theatre, Weds 25th October, 10am to 12pm
For arts practitioners, students, teachers and facilitators, led by Mind the Gap
A workshop co-facilitated with learning-disabled artists from Mind the Gap, exploring how to make artistic practice more inclusive for participants with learning disabilities. Explore the meaning of inclusive practice, different barriers and how to overcome them, non-verbal techniques, accessibility tools & technology and the importance of ensemble and equality. The workshop will contain practical exercises, discussion and the opportunity to debate barriers to inclusive practice in your work. Book your place with Neelam Saredia, Creative Learning Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this is workshop is free for MIA ticket-holders.
MIA Performance, Gulbenkian Theatre, Weds 25th October, 7.30pm
Followed by a post-show talk with the company. Book tickets through Gulbenkian box office.
Cancer Advocacy is a free service funded by Macmillan providing one-to-one support for people who are affected by cancer.
Who is Cancer Advocacy for?
We provide independent advocacy to adults affected by cancer who either:
- Are aged 50+;
- Have learning disabilities;
- Have mental health problems;
- Are on the autism spectrum
How can we help you?
Do you wish you had more information? An advocate can help you find out whatever you need to know from information on cancer through to what practical help is available locally.
Being able to ask questions can make it easier to cope. An advocate can support you to ask questions about your diagnosis and treatment or questions about how you can get the help you need to manage at home.
Getting your voice heard
Do you feel you are not being listened to? An advocate will listen to you to find out what is important to you. They will try to ensure that health professionals, social care, housing, benefits and other agencies understand and respect your choices.
Support at meetings and appointments
Would you like someone to go to an appointment with you? An advocate can support you in meetings or help you to communicate with a health or social care professional face to face or by phone or email.
Do you care for a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer? The person you care for may live with you or in their own home or residential care. An advocate can find you information on what help to ask for, and who to ask.
Getting support, services and adaptations
Would you like help to get the support and services you need? An advocate can help you find out what practical help is available and help you to get the services you need.
For more information, please contact Impetus:
CancerAdvocacy@bh-impetus.org 01273 737888
Call for papers for IASSIDD Europe in Athens July 2018 is about to go live (Oct 1st). See this link for the tracks available: