Self Neglect

What is Self Neglect?

Examples: self-neglect can sometimes be as a result of a person’s choice of lifestyle and covers a wide range of behaviour including neglect to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and can include hoarding when it becomes extreme (including animal hoarding). In these circumstances there is no abuser.

Hoarding rubbish

Possible Indicators:

Living in grossly unsanitary conditions

Suffering from untreated illness or disease/condition

Suffering from over or under eating to the extent that if untreated the adult’s physical or mental health could be impaired

Creating a hazardous situation that would likely cause serious physical harm to the adult or cause substantial loss of assets

Don’t Ignore It. Report It!

If you suspect a neighbour, friend or family member is being neglected or abused, or you need help yourself:
Report it to the relevant Local Authority or Police.