Stand up for the rights of mental health patients (Relevant Person's Representative)  with CCP (Ref: 708)
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As an RPR, you will support a person who is deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS).

When a person lacks the mental capacity to make decisions about the care or treatment they need, and may be at risk if that care is not provided, it is sometimes in their best interests to deprive them of their liberty. The aim of this is to prevent them from coming to harm. The MCA DOLS exist to ensure that no one is deprived of their liberty without good reason, and that if someone needs to be deprived of their liberty in these circumstances, that person still has specific rights.

One of these rights is that every person deprived of their liberty under the terms of the MCA DOLS must have an RPR like you to protect their interests throughout the process.

Your role as the RPR would be:
• to maintain contact with the person being deprived of their liberty
• to represent and support that person in all matters relating to the MCA DOLS, including, if appropriate, requesting a review, using an organisation’s complaints procedure on the person’s behalf or making an application to the Court of Protection
• to provide support that is independent of the relevant person’s commissioners and service providers.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are passionate about human rights and mental health, delivering comprehensive training and hands on experience in a professional and challenging setting.
What are they looking for?

• A person centred approach, emphasising the value of your client’s own viewpoint and wishes
• Effective listening and communication skills for professionals as well as for clients who may have complex needs and come from diverse backgrounds.
• Good recording and reporting skills, both verbal and written
• Willingness to travel between sites with access to own vehicle
• Willingness to engage in and complete CCP’s core training as well as specialist RPR training.
• Preferably a minimum of 8 hours per week availability (e.g. one full day, 2 half days)


Volunteer expenses will be reimbursed. Most sites will be accessible with a wheelchair. Preferably a minimum of eight hours per week.

When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18


About CCP
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CCP (County Community Projects) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.

CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.

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