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Resources and policy research about self-neglect for community practitioners, such as housing officers, social workers, police and health professionals.

Self-neglect open training course

This CPD-accredited course has been designed specifically for professionals working with adults who self-neglect.

At a glance

Definitions, causes, and issues around self-neglect.

Building an evidence base for adult social care

This research, commissioned by the Department of Health (DH), set out to identify what could be learned about current policy and practice in self-neglect.

Policy and practice

The research on which these briefings are based set out to identify what could be learnt from policies and practices that have produced positive outcomes in self-neglect work, from the perspectives of key groups of people.