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“Self-neglect is often hidden from view and can lead to life changing social and health concerns which can sometimes befatal.” Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Professor Emeritus at Bedfordshire University, 2018“Self Neglect covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surrounding andincludes behaviour such as hoarding. It is important to consider capacity when self-neglect is suspected. Also consider howit may impact on other family members and whether this gives rise to a safeguarding concern.” NHS England“Self-neglect is an extreme lack of self-care, it is sometimes associated with hoarding and may be a result of other issuessuch as addictions. Practitioners in the community, from housing officers to social workers, police and health professionalscan find working with people who self-neglect extremely challenging. The important thing is to try to engage with people,to offer all the support we are able to without causing distress, and to understand the limitations to our interventions if theperson does not wish to engage.” SCIE 2018This conference which features extended interactive masterclass focuses on the difficult issue of self neglect and adultsafeguarding and includes an extended focus on hoarding. Through national updates, practical case studies and extendedinteractive group work the conference will cover self neglect under the Care Act 2014, meeting the statutory safeguardingguidance, safeguarding people who self neglect: the evidence and what works, developing guidance for professionalswhen dealing with self neglect and resistance to engage with services, an extended session on hoarding, and an extendedsession on dealing with the underlying causes of self neglect working in partnership with service user in a multidisciplinaryway.The conference will provide an opportunity to:• Understand the latest evidence about what works in managing self neglect• Understand the meaning and significance of the self-neglect, taking account of the individual’s life experience• Learn and reflect on serious case reviews involving self neglect• Communicate about risks and options with honesty and openness, particularly where coercive action is a possibility• Understand hoarding behaviour and the psychological / mental health issues associated with Hoarding• Share experiences and learning with other colleagues around working on difficult self-neglect cases through interactivefacilitated group work• Self assess and improve your local guidance for professionals when dealing with self-neglect and resistance to engagewith services• Reflect on professional decision making with regard to capacity and unwise decisions vs unacceptable risk?• Explore responses to Hoarding and how this fits with in the self neglect safeguarding response• Understand issues of Mental Capacity, Choice and Autonomy when responding to self neglect concerns and resistanceto service engagementQuotes from the last event on this subject whereby 100% of delegates would recommend the event to a colleague:“Excellent, huge learning opportunity”“Excellent, very good, engaging, expert content”“Well informed speakers addressed all the issues and dilemmas – excellent”“Great conference, really helped me think about the way patients are treated – will inform practice”