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Metal Capacity Act – Glossary of Terms

The aim of this section is to provide interpreters with information about the different types of glossaries available in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.

It includes information about the names of the providers, the title pages and the website links.

It is particularly useful to review if you have an upcoming interpreting assignment linked to this topic- this will allow you to understand and familiarise yourself with meanings of specific terminology in advance that may be used by the professional.

Available Glossaries


Mind, the mental health charity

Terms you need to know


End of Life Ambitions

Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care- Glossary


Skills for care

Glossary of words and terms in social care


Dying Matters



Kingston Council

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


St Andrews Healthcare

Mental healthcare terms and what they mean