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IMCA Advocacy Tameside, Stockport & Oldham

Tel: 07545207791

Services offered:

  • Advocacy
  • IMCA
  • RPR Dols

Project Manager: Kajal Modha
Operations and Development Manager: Tracy Moss

Our partners in running this service: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport Council and Oldham Council.
Referrals accepted from: Anyone can make a referral but only NHS or LA employees have legal authority to “instruct” an IMCA. Once a referral is received, the IMCA service will make sure the “instruction” is valid and the referral is appropriate i.e. it meets the statutory criteria for IMCA.
To make a referral, please use the IMCA Referral Form
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

About the service

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. 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:

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

2) An IMCA can only be involved if there are no appropriate family or friends that can be consulted on the specific decision. The one exception to this are Adult Safeguarding referrals, where an IMCA may be instructed regardless of whether the person has appropriate relatives or friends.

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