The Mental Capacity Act 2005 sets out that there is a statutory duty to assist vulnerable people who lack the capacity to make their own decisions about serious medical treatment and changes of accommodation. This is known as Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA). The service also includes adult protection cases and care reviews.
We provide the IMCA service across Hampshire and Southampton to those who lack the capacity to make their own decisions as defined by the Act and have no family or friends to assist them.
IMCA is a flexible service, operating to meet the needs of the individual.
How to access this service
Referral to this service is by the decision-maker. More information can be found in the Information for Professionals section