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Life in our bubble: “Wheelchair user”

03.10.16

Our daughter has been given many labels over the years by professionals and others in their roles as assessors of the different facets of her “complex needs”. At many key moments in her life we have struggled to find the appropriate services and settings for her which properly accommodate, support and encourage her in what


Making decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity

30.09.16

By Katherine Miller Determining whether a person can make decisions for themselves is extremely important, especially when the person concerned is disabled or vulnerable. The ability to make your own choices and decisions is referred to as mental capacity. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) sets out the important principle which states that we must


Living life the way I choose, against all odds by Gina Collins

13.09.16

We’re extremely excited to introduce this month’s expert contributor Gina Collins to the Renaissance Legal family. We work alongside Gina through her role at leading charity Mencap and are proud to bring her voice to the Renaissance Legal blog. Over to Gina… I have a learning disability, but I haven’t let that get in the