Leap has teamed up with Inclusion Ireland and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy to put together an information Seminar on the Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Bill. We would love to see you there, this is a free event!
This seminar will inform people with Intellectual Disability and their families of the changes proposed in the new law, and will include time for questions and discussion.
When: Friday 30th August 2013
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: Inclusion Ireland office, Foley St, Dublin 1
Directions are at http://www.inclusionireland.ie/locationmap
This seminar is strictly limited to 25 people. It is aimed at people with an intellectual disability and their family members. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
After many years of campaigning for change in the area of decision-making, the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill was finally published in July 2013.
When it is passed, this Bill will replace the Lunacy Regulations Act 1871.
It will affect the legal basis for how we decide if someone has the ‘capacity’ to make a decision, and how someone is supported to make a decision if this is deemed necessary. It will also provide a new system to replace the current Wards of Court system.
This issue of determining capacity can affect people with an intellectual disability.
The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill will start to make its way through the Houses of the Oireachtas in late September.