Mental capacity act
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects your money, health and welfare, if you can’t make all your own decisions.
- You may be unable to make all your own decisions because of dementia, stroke or brain injury or a learning disability or mental health problem.
- You may have the capacity to make everyday decisions, but not to make larger, more complex decisions.
- You may have the capacity to make decisions one day but not the next.
- Your capacity to make decisions might improve or get worse over time.
For government guidance, please see the Mental Capacity Act code of practice.