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Boyle encourages Trusts to host Capacity, Consent and Decision-Making Workshops

22 November, 2017 - by Michaela Boyle

Sinn Féin disability spokesperson Michaela Boyle MLA has welcomed the Capacity, Consent and Decision-Making Workshop project and encouraged all Health Trusts to implement it.

Speaking after the launch of the project the West Tyrone MLA said:

"Quite often people with a learning disability struggle to have their views about their lives heard, acknowledged and acted upon.

“This workshop project will help equip people with a learning disability and give them the opportunities to make informed decisions about their lives.

“There are workshop resource kits available with guides included for staff to help them to deliver the workshop.

“These resource kits are designed for group work and to encourage service users to engage in conversation about vital concepts such as decision-making, capacity and consent.

“I hope organisations that deliver services to people with a learning disability in every Trust area will hold a workshop and request their own resource kit."

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