Homelessness and self-neglect are very much interlinked, and for those who are rough sleeping, being able to maintain basic needs can be a struggle. It is important that frontline workers know when to intervene, and how to do this in a sensitive, trauma-informed way, but also know when to take a step back, and consider the reasons behind why someone might be self-neglecting.
In Episode 4 of the Going Beyond podcast, we are joined by Barney Wells, trained mental health social worker who set up the social enterprise EASL (Enabling Assessments Service London). We are also joined by Rachel Brown, trained psychologist, working with EASL too. We discuss the reasons behind why someone might self-neglect, think about how and when frontline workers should intervene, and discuss the importance of curiosity in support work.