Chapter 11 » 11.18

Membership of adults with limited capacity

It may be right to admit to membership an adult with limited capacity. An appropriate process (in line with 11.0411.12) should be developed by the area meeting, taking into account the needs of the individual. The meeting and those who advocate on behalf of the individual are bound to act in ‘the best interests’ of the person whose membership is being considered. They must take into account the individual’s past and present feelings, the beliefs and values which would influence his or her decision if he or she had capacity to consider them and other factors the person would have considered if he or she were able to do so.

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