Safeguarding Adults – Self-Neglect & Hoarding


People casually talk about being “obsessed” or even use the term “OCD” in a casual context. There is a distinction between normal, or even “quirky,” behaviour, such as liking a very clean house, and the disorder?The often off-hand or casual way OCD is referred to in the media or in everyday conversion may make it seem that the obsessions or compulsions are just something annoying or amusing that a person could “get over.” But for people with OCD it’s not a simple annoyance, it is all-consuming anxiety associated with the obsessive thoughts.

A hoarding disorder is where someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner, usually resulting in unmanageable amounts of clutter. The items can be of little or no monetary value.

This half or 1 day course discusses each disorder in detail and equips the delegates with skills to be able to understand each.

Who is the Course Aimed At?

Anyone who needs to learn more about the subject

How Long is the Course?

1/2 or full day session

Learning Outcomes

  • To understand what Self-Neglect and hoarding is
  • The prevalence of Self-Neglect and hoarding
  • Who is affected by Self-Neglect and hoarding?
  • How to tell if someone has an issue with Self-Neglect and hoarding
  • The symptoms of Self-Neglect and hoarding
  • Reasons why people may Self-Neglect and hoarding
  • Conditions That can co-exist with Self-Neglect and hoarding
  • Treatments available

“Engaging trainer, with a wealth of knowledge” Community Mental Health Support Worker, Isle of Anglesey




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