Self-Neglect and Hoarding

On 16th April 2024 the PSAB held a workshop for practitioners who work directly with people who self-neglect and hoard in the community. On this page you can access the slides from the workshop presentations and some further resources on self-neglect and hoarding.

Workshop slides:

Working with people who self-neglect and hoard – Patrick Hopkinson

Safeguarding those who self-neglect and hoard under the Care Act 2014 – Ruth Goncalves

Understanding the Mental Capacity Act when working with adults who self‑neglect and hoard – Jem Mason

Fire, self-neglect and partnership working – Paul Francis

Other resources:


Case Study

An Overview of Self-Neglect – research and summary series

Learning from a Cornwall SAR

Mental Capacity, Self-Neglect, and Adult Safeguarding Practices: Evidence Synthesis and Agenda for Change

Working with people who self-neglect – Research in Practice practice tool

4LSAB policies and guidance for professionals:

4LSAB Hoarding Guidance

4LSAB Self Neglect Guidance

4LSAB One Minute Guide to Self-Neglect

4LSAB Learning Briefing on Self-Neglect

Videos on self-neglect:

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board – What to do About Self-Neglect

Keith’s story: a personal and touching film about hoarding

My house is my castle: an emotional story about hoarding