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This record is classed under Advocacy services, Mental health, Support services.

Service Provider NameIMCA-VoiceAbility
ServiceAdvocacy services
Address2Mount Pleasant House
Address3Huntingdon Rd
Post CodeCB3 0RN
Where do they provide service from?From the address above, local offices based in Sandwell
Expiry of servicesNot applicable
Telephone0300 330 5499
Fax0208 330 6622
Area coveredSandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton
Who is the service for?People who lack People who lack capacity to represent themselves in certain decisions.
Referral routeCall, email, fax or post
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesThey provide the IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocate) and DoLs (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) services for people who lack capacity including Paid Persons Representatives.

An IMCA advocate is instructed by the NHS and Social Services, where there is a decision to be made regarding either serious medical treatment or change of accommodation where the person has no close family or friends to represent their views and has been deemed by the decision maker not to have capacity to make that decision in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act.

This can include:

People with dementia or mental ill health
People with learning disabilities and physical disabilities
People who have had a stroke
People with acquired brain injuries, who are unconscious or in a coma.
IMCAs may also be instructed in issues of safeguarding vulnerable adults procedures and care reviews.
When are the services run?Monday to Friday
Time details9am-5pm
RemitTo enable disabled people and people who are disadvantaged or socially excluded to have: a right to be heard; a right to have the same choice, control and freedom as any other citizen (independent living); a right to be safe from violence or abuse.
Chargeable service?No
Total capacity of serviceNot applicable
Transport ProvidedNo
CQC RegisteredNot applicable
Sandwell Approved ListNot applicable
Last updated24/06/2013
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