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Safeguarding people who self neglect: What Works?

Suzy Commented 'Hoarding is part of self neglect and is in the forefront of developing procedures.' 'Mental capacity and refusal is one of the largest challenges within self neglect work'

Suzy's presentation included: 

• what is known about the range and scope of self-neglect work nationally

• what challenges are experienced by practitioners and managers in adult social care when working in self-neglect

• what goes wrong – findings from serious case reviews in cases of self-neglect

• what goes right - building an effective strategic infrastructure for interagency communication, decision-making and shared risk-management

• what goes right – practitioners’ perspectives on approaches that support positive outcomes

About Suzy

Suzy Braye is Emerita Professor of Social Work at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her professional background is in social work, and local authority management. 

Her research into self-neglect dates from 2010, and includes:


5 October 2015

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