Our Latest News
End of Year Report 2012 / 2013
You can now view the End of Year Report 2012 / 2013 for the IMCA...
[Wednesday 24th 2013]
News on the recent Mental Health (Di
Mind are delighted in the recent change to the Mental Health Act discriminatory laws please click here to see the...
[Tuesday 5th 2013]
Independant Mental Capacity Service
The latest Mental Capacity Service Report has been released please click here to view. Mental Capacity Service...
[Tuesday 19th 2013]
Unsure on whether an IMCA is appropr
We have simplified some of our Information products. Please click here to see a checklist for involving IMCAs in Serious Medical...
[Thursday 20th 2012]
Derbyshire Mind annual report 2011 -
How are we doing ? Take a look at our Annual Report...
[Friday 26th 2012]
Welcome to Derbyshire IMCA
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) provides a new right to Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
Do you make decisions on behalf of people who lack capacity?
You may have a legal duty to refer the person to an IMCA!
From the 1st April 2007 the Mental Capacity Act established a new statutory scheme known as Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA). Its aim is to provide additional safeguards for people who lack capacity to take decisions in certain specific, important situations and who are particularly vulnerable because they have no close relatives, friends or any other person to help to protect their interests.
Derbyshire Mind and Derbyshire Advocacy Service were commissioned to provide IMCA services across Derbyshire from the 1st April 2007. This has been achieved through the establishment of a new service delivery organisation known as the Derbyshire Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service. The service is available to any adult in Derbyshire who fits the statutory criteria for an IMCA.
Direct referral line: 01332 380224