Self-neglect/hoarding and working with people who are refusing support

10/13/2020 15:30 - 16:30

Are you, or is one of your colleagues, struggling to work with someone who hoards or self-neglects?

If so that’s unsurprising: engaging with, assessing and providing support to people who self-neglect can be complex and frustrating, and often requires a clear understanding of the law to ensure actions taken are defensible. Many dedicated, compassionate practitioners are left struggling with cases, feeling alone and isolated.

Join this session to learn about:

  • Defining self-neglect and hoarding.
  • Trauma informed approaches to self-neglect and hoarding.
  • The role of the local authority, social worker, health and the service provider in cases of self-neglect and hoarding.
  • What works and what doesn’t work in cases of self-neglect and hoarding, including working with people who are refusing support.

Deborah Barnett, consultant