Chris Lucas

Chris is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse (RNMH), with extensive experience of managing teams in health and social care settings as well as commissioning specialist services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

He has managed a team responsible for developing Supported Housing opportunities for people with learning disabilities and a service supporting people whose behaviour was seen as challenging.

He is currently an independent Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Best Interest Assessor (BIA) carrying out assessments of people who lack capacity and are in restricted care settings.

Chris was a Local Authority MCA Development Manager for eight years providing training, advice and policy support to all staff in teams within an Adult Social Care department as well as managing the countywide DOLS team. He was also involved in developing and delivering a Best Interest Assessor course.

Chris is also an adviser for a NICE Collaborative Centre for Social Care (NCCSC) Guidance Committee on the Mental Capacity Act.

He delivers training related to the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and has developed training for Shared Lives schemes, assessing people with learning disabilities and mental capacity in relation to housing issues.