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Your rights to advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act

When someone is considered not capable of making their own decisions, it is still important that their views and wishes are heard by those involved in their care and treatment.

That is why local authorities are required to provide people who have been assessed as lacking capacity with access to an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (an IMCA) when decisions are being made about them.

For help understanding the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) click here.

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seAp IMCA Leaflet


Easy Read IMCA Leaflet 

 We have a track record of providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy. Our advocates are fully-trained to work with individuals subject to the Mental Capacity Act, and their experience and knowledge can help ensure that patients are involved in the decisions that are made about them.

Find out more about Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

Find out how our services have helped other people

To find out if we provide IMCA in your area, select your Local Authority area from the drop down list above.

To download the seAp IMCA referral form please click below.


To contact your local seAp office click here.

This service is provided by seAp in the following local authority areas:

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Cornwall
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Kent
  • Milton Keynes
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
  • West Berkshire
  • Wokingham