Self-neglect policy and practice: key research messages

Published March 2015

The research on which this briefing is based (Braye et al, 2014) 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 – practitioners and managers in adult social care and in safeguarding, and people who use services.

Service involvement was found to be more successful where it:

In turn, the organisational arrangements that best supported such work included:

At the heart of self-neglect practice is a complex balance of knowing, being and doing: