The sixth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service provides statistical information on referrals to this statutory advocacy service. The profile of impairment has not changed; the most common impairments for people receiving the IMCA service are:
- Dementia (39%).
- Learning disabilities (21%).
- Mental health problems other than dementia (13%).
During the sixth year there were 12,381 eligible instructions for the IMCA service in England; a 4% increase on the previous year.
Bonnerjea, L. (2014). The sixth year of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Service: 2012/2013. London: Department of Health, February 14th 2014.