Three stories on why human rights matter this Mental Capacity Action Day

Today, 27 February 2017, is Mental Capacity Action Day. This is the second annual day of action being marked by the National Mental Capacity Forum.
This year’s theme is ‘supporting decision making’, which is key to the work we do at the Briti…

Today, 27 February 2017, is Mental Capacity Action Day. This is the second annual day of action being marked by the National Mental Capacity Forum. This year’s theme is 'supporting decision making', which is key to the work we do at the British Institute of Human Rights to support public services and advocacy groups to put human rights at the heart of their practice. Sadly, the stories of people with mental capacity issues who are failed by services, or whose voices are so rarely heard, are all too familiar. This Mental Capacity Action Day we at BIHR want to share some real life stories on how the Human Rights Act is supporting people to have their voices heard, and empowering mental capacity practitioners to made good rights-respecting decisions:  Lisa Clevely, a Senior Dementia Practitioner and one of our project leads at Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service shares how our human rights approach has helped staff to reflect on their values, forget their own agendas and t...

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