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The factsheets below explain what the Making Decisions Alliance is and what it wants to do.

  1. Welcome letter from the Alliance (19 KB)

  2. What is the Making Decisions Alliance? (20 KB)

  3. What is mental capacity? (19 KB)

  4. Mental capacity - who is affected and why (31 KB)

  5. Why campaign for new legislation? (27 KB)

  6. Communication, choice and decision making (22 KB)

  7. Advance statements (24 KB)

  8. The long journey to reforming the law on mental capacity (39 KB)

  9. What's been happening elsewhere in the world (34 KB)

  10. Frequently asked questions (28 KB)

  11. Accessible summary (92 KB) This leaflet is a summary of the above factsheets about the Making Decisions Alliance.

Support for Action

  1. Template letter to your MP - a person's perspective (23 KB)

  2. Template letter to your MP - a carer's perspective (24 KB)

  3. Sample press release (25 KB)

  4. Case study and evaluation form (20 KB)

  5. Making Decisions Alliance Feedback form (17 KB)

  6. Making Decisions Alliance membership contact list (20 KB)

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Other information

Mental Capacity Act briefing and summary available from the Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a Need2Know briefing about the Act and quick reference summary.

MDA says hello and waves goodbye

The MDA is very pleased to welcome three new organisations into the Alliance.

  • owerhouse is an organisation of women with learning difficulties. We are committed to women’s rights in providing advocacy, support, training, and raising awareness of issues which affect women with learning difficulties.
  • The Rett Syndrome Association (UK) offer information, advice, practical help, friendship and support to people with Rett syndrome, their families and carers. Rett Syndrome is a complex neurological disorder, affecting mainly girls and can lead to profound and multiple disability.
  • Different Stokes is a charity set up by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors.
To find out more about these organisations go to the Alliance page .

The MDA is also saying goodbye to one of its Co-Chairs, Toby Williamson, who is going on an 18 month secondment to the Department for Constitutional Affairs to assist them with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act.

Toby has been an excellent Co-Chair for the last 18 months so we wish him well, but doubtless we will continue to have contact with him in his new role as a central part of it is communicating and engaging with organisations affected by the Act.

Good luck with it Toby.

The information on this page was provided by members of the Making Decisions Alliance. It was last updated on 29 April, 2024

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