This study is co-led by Michelle Cornes of HSCWRU and Michela Tinelli, LSE.
Also on the team: Jess Harris and Stephen Martineau of HSCWRU; James Fuller, PPIE/Peer Researcher; Bruno Ornelas, Brighter Futures/Voices of Stoke
This study explores how self-neglect is experienced by people who are homeless, and how this can be addressed through strengthening local adult safeguarding responses. Little is known about what constitutes ‘positive practice’ and the services and support that are needed to address this problem, particularly where they intersect with substance misuse and other extreme forms of deep social exclusion such as ‘rough sleeping’. Concerns have been raised by government about the adequacy of safeguarding, why there have been so few Safeguarding Adults Reviews into the deaths of people who are homeless, and whether learning from these Reviews is being implemented.
Martineau, S. (2020) 'Three early papers on self-neglect', The Journal of Adult Protection. (Blog post introducing this article)