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Self-Neglect is an extreme lack of self-care, and it is often associated with hoarding – which in turn is a form of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. All of these may be a result of other issues such as addictions. Practitioners in the community, from housing officers to social workers, police and health professionals can find working with people who self-neglect extremely challenging. This course discusses each disorder in detail and equips the delegate with skills to be able to understand each.

Who is Safeguarding Adults – Self-Neglect, OCD & Hoarding aimed at?

Anyone working in adult social care

Course Length

1 day

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, participants will 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

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