Safer Organisational Cultures & Self-Neglect
Self-neglect is an extreme lack of self-care, it is often associated with hoarding however may be a result of other issues such as addictions.
Could you spot the signs?
- Poor hygiene
- Alcohol and/or drug misuse/dependency
- Dirty or inappropriate clothing
- Refusal of care/health services and interventions
Alcohol and/or substance misuse can be a main factor in cases of self-neglect. In cases where the adult has care and support needs, a safeguarding response may be appropriate.
For more information on spotting the signs of self-neglect , please visit: https://www.tsab.org.uk/key-information/general-public/self-neglect/
If you’re worried that someone you know might be neglecting their personal needs, visit https://www.tsab.org.uk/report-abuse/ for details on how to report safeguarding concerns.