Engaging with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities about the Mental Capacity Act

mental capacity act reportWe know very little about how the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), which received Royal Assent in 2005 and came into full effect on the 1 October 2007, is understood amongst BME communities. What efforts are going on in raising more awareness and supporting communities in engaging with the MCA? This work, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, aimed to describe the extent to which BME communities have been able to engage with the MCA and to identify factors that successfully promote engagement.

The data was collected using one-to-one interviews with representatives of key voluntary sector, community and service user organisations. You can download a free copy of the report here.