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Kirklees and Wakefield IMCA

21 King Street
Wakefield
WF1 2SR
01924 361050
kirkleeswakefieldimca@together-uk.org

Services offered:

  • Advocacy
  • IMCA
  • RPR Dols

Project Manager: Stephen Warburton
Operations & Development Manager: Tracy Moss
Our partners in running this service: Kirklees and Wakefield Councils
Referrals accepted from: People can be referred to the service by staff from Kirklees and Wakefield Councils and their health partners, including:
(These people are known as ‘decision-makers’ under the Mental Capacity legislation.)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

About the service

What services do Advocacy Together’s IMCAs offer?

Our IMCAs work with people who lack capacity to make a specific life changing decision for reasons including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs and acquired brain injury. With the exception of Safeguarding referrals, the clients are unbefriended. These decisions concern:

Who is eligible?

Under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) the following criteria need to be met in order for individuals to be eligible to be appointed an IMCA:

The person must be unbefriended and assessed as lacking capacity to make the specific decision which the IMCA is referred to for, such as:

More information

Find out more about the work of IMCAs on the Social Care Institute for Excellence website<http://www.scie.org.uk/publications/imca/index.asp>