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Halton and Knowsley IMCA

Tel: 01744 451 531
Fax: 07144 759 937

Services offered:

  • Advocacy
  • IMCA

Project Manger: Tracy Moss
Operations & Development Manager: Tracy Moss
Our partners in running this service: Halton Borough Council & Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Referrals accepted from: Anyone can make a referral but only NHS or LA employees have legal authority to “instruct” an IMCA. Once a referral is received, the IMCA service will make sure the “instruction” is valid and the referral is appropriate ie. it meets the statutory criteria for IMCA.
To make a referral, please use the doc IMCA Referral Form
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (remotely based, please call or email)

About the service

What services do Advocacy Together’s IMCAs offer?

Our IMCAs work with people who lack capacity to make a specific life changing decision for reasons including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, dementia, mental health needs and acquired brain injury. These decisions concern:

Who is eligible?

Under the Mental Capacity Act (2005) the following criteria need to be met in order for individuals to be eligible to be appointed an IMCA:

1) The person must be assessed as lacking capacity to make the specific decision which the IMCA is referred to for, such as:

2) An IMCA can only be involved if there are no appropriate family or friends that can be consulted on the specific decision. The one exception to this are Adult Safeguarding referrals, where an IMCA may be instructed regardless of whether the person has appropriate relatives or friends.

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