Western Area Joint Mental Health & Community Care Practitioners Group Meeting
The next meeting of this practitioners group meeting will take place on 23 October 2014 at 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm at Law Centre (NI), 9 Clarendon Street, Derry, BT48 7EP.
It will be hosted by Caroline Cooley, Law Centre (NI) Community Care Legal Adviser and Séan McParland, Law Centre (NI) Mental Health Legal Adviser.
The meeting will feature a discussion on the Mental Capacity Bill. The Department of Health issued its draft Mental Capacity Bill for consultation in May 2014 and the consultation period finished on 2 October 2014. This provides an opportunity to discuss with practitioners the main proposals/changes in the Bill and also look at the Law Centre’s response to the consultation, as well as other responses from relevant voluntary/community group consultees.
There will also be time for general discussion by practitioners on any topics/cases of interest to them.