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Mental Capacity Act

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Capacity law for Northern Ireland

On 9th May 2016, the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) became law. The Act is a significant step forward for promoting the dignity, autonomy and human rights of citizens of Northern Ireland and is the first piece of law in the world to combine mental health and mental capacity law.

Busy and Exciting Times

Huge thank you to everyone who has been or is helping us as we take forward our plans for the roll-out. There has been so much happening since we got the wonderful £1million funding news in March – we’ve visited all of our delivery areas, we’ve held a Celebration Event, been completing the grant paperwork, and continued to provide training.