Self-Neglect & Hoarding Thematic Work Shop

Target Audience:

People who have a responsibility for receiving concerns, decision-making and informing statutory agencies who may come into with people that Self-Neglect. This may include anyone working in public facing roles:  Housing Officers, Fire Service, Environmental Health, Social Care, Health Service , Police Service, Care Workers, Criminal Justice, homelessness, and other caring roles.

Entry Requirements:

Participants will have obtained prior knowledge and understanding of safeguarding adults by completing learning equivalent to competencies (1-11) at Level One  Basic Awareness.

Aim of the session:

Increase awareness of legislation, policies and procedures in relation to self- neglect. Inform practitioners of their role in recognising and responding to self- neglect and abuse.

Learning Outcomes:

The course will provide staff with an understanding of:  

  • Explore the definition of self-neglect in relation to the Care Act (2014) 
  • Understand the different types of self-neglect, its signs and indicators. 
  • Awareness and application of current legislation, local policies and procedures in relation to self-neglect. 
  • Identifying the level of risk or harm in relation to safeguarding. 
  • Exploring the possible strategies of self-neglect.

Booking Details:

Online: Please click ‘Apply’ against your preferred date listed below

Email: If you have any queries or are unable to complete an online form, please contact the Workforce Development Admin Team: or on 0191 277 2091.

If you are a Newcastle City Council employee, you can book on any of these courses via LMS

Please see the Charging Policy as you may be charged for training.

Please note – no courses are currently available.
Due to Covid19, courses are being moved online. Please check back later for further updates.