COVID-19: the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Standards
Skills for Care have been asked how social care providers can uphold the rights and decisions of people they support amid the COVID-19 emergency. Karen Morse, Head of Area and mental health lead has written a blog in response.
Posted: 26 March 2020
Written by Karen Morse, Skills for Care Head of Area and mental health lead.
Several social care providers have contacted us about how they can ensure they uphold the rights and decisions of people they support amid the COVID-19 emergency. These have mostly been about isolating residents in care homes, and restricting visits from family and friends. The Department of Health and Social Care is working on advice, but until this advice is published, here’s some information on what we know so far, and some things you might want to think about.