Safeguarding Adults – Self-Neglect, OCD & Hoarding


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

Who is the Course Aimed At?

Anyone working in adult social care

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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