Self-neglect policy and practice: research messages for managers

Published March 2015

The research on which this briefing is 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 stakeholders – practitioners and managers in adult social care and in safeguarding, and people who use services.

Self-neglect practice was found to be more successful where practitioners:

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

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