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Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
VoiceAbility Wandsworth

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

We work with people who have been assessed as lacking capacity and who do not have family or friends who are appropriate to speak up for them. This work is always about decisions around serious medical treatment or changes in long term accommodation.


An IMCA can also support where there are concerns regarding Safeguarding or care reviews.

Paid Relevant Persons Representatives (IMCA DoLs)


Within the IMCA service, we would represent a person who has been deprived of their liberty after a decision has been made to do so in their best interests. We would ensure that the reasons for the deprivation are still relevant and that any measures that are put in place to support the deprivation are being carried out.


You can find out more about both our IMCA and IMCA DoLs services in the IMCA section of our website.  This includes how to make a referral on our dedicated IMCA line.

About VoiceAbility

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. 

In the London Borough of Wandsworth, we offer:

  • Statutory Advocacy
  • NHS Complaints Advocacy
  • Professional Community Advocacy 
  • Self advocacy support

You can find out more about these services here.


Finding Us

IMCA Department, VoiceAbility
Mount Pleasant House
VoiceAbility Wandsworth
Unit B102, Trident Business Centre
89 Bickersteth Road
SW17 9SH
020 7924 7772