Mental Welfare Commission
Mental Welfare CommissionAn independent organisation in Scotland working to safeguard the rights and welfare of those with a learning disability or other mental disorder. It is comprised of people who understand and may have experienced a mental health or learning disability and have worked in healthcare, social work or the law. The MWC believes that everyone with a learning disability or mental disorder should be treated with dignity and respect, has the right to treatment that meets professional standards, has the right to live free from abuse, neglect or discrimination, receive the care and treatment that best suits his or her needs, and be helped to lead as fulfilling a life as possible. The MWC’s visiting, monitoring and casework are organised in teams consisting of health and social care professionals, administrative support and Commissioners, which are supported by a corporate services team that address finances, human resources, and information systems.
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