Information for hospitals and care homes

This page contains information for managing authorities in Bradford and Airedale.

For guidance on hospitals and care homes, please visit the Department of Health website.

If you have any queries on any part of the Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) process, please contact the Bradford and Airedale DoLS helpline or contact

What can I expect of the admin team?

On receipt of either an urgent or standard authorisation the admin team will:

  • Arrange for all the assessments to be carried out.
  • Forward all assessments to the supervisory body to carry out the decision-making process.
  • Distribute the authorisation paperwork to the managing authority and relevant parties.


You can download the forms from the GOV.UK website.

Please securely send the completed forms to or post the originals the same day to the DoLS admin team at:

DoLS admin team
c/o City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Britannia House

Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)

We have arranged to use the following organisation to provide IMCA if required under the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005.

Voiceability Bradford

Unit 16
24-26 Campus Road
Listerhills Science Park

Telephone: 0300 303 1600
Website: Voiceability website
X: @voiceability
You need a referral to access this service Voiceability Referral

If you have been appointed as an RPR (relevant persons representative), you can ring VoiceAbility Bradford for support during office hours.

Contact details

Bradford and Airedale DoLS helpline

Phone : 01274 434672