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Croydon Council launches group sessions for hoarding support

Croydon Council Croydon Council have developed and started running support groups for those suffering from hoarding disorder. The group sessions are run over a 12 week period. There is also opportunity for one-to-one sessions with trained counsellors who act as ‘declutter’ buddies help practically and emotionally.”In the group sessions… we actually look at why – […]

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How does hoarding disorder affect your neighbours?

The Risk to Neighbours Could you imagine your neighbours suffering from hoarding? As we know hoarding is a condition which is very difficult to manage. It can have a significant and lasting affect on the person who is suffering and their friends and family. However some people who are not always thought of are the […]

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Crushed by Clutter: South Shore faces prominent hoarding problem

South Shore Hoarding Problem South Shore is facing a very prominent hoarding problem which is growing year on year. As we know, hoarding was only recognised as a diagnosable mental disorder just five years ago. Before then it was considered a symptom of obsessive-compulsive-disorder (OCD). There are positive’s to come out of classification of hoarding. […]

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Hoarding: ‘Thousands of homes could be at risk of fire’

About 670 hoarders are known to Welsh fire services but they estimate up to 150,000 people could have the disorder. Statistics show 25% to 30% of fire deaths are related to hoarding. A leading fire officer in Wales has said extra resources are needed to protect those at risk of death or injury in house […]

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The secret hoarder

A 74-year-old hotel worker’s hoarding has spiralled so far out of control that he now cannot get into one of his homes. Michael Saunders bought his first home 40 years ago and after living there for 20 years, he bought the house two doors down for his mother but shortly after she passed away.  Now […]

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Turn Off the Television to Understand Hoarding

The hoarding shows we can’t get enough of have more than one aspect of hoarding wrong, which becomes a serious factor in raising awareness for the situation within communities. The people in the midst of the piles we call clutter are often collectors of items they believe have deep personal value. Collecting these items gives […]

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I was raised by a hoarder – and it affects me to this day

Living with hoarding For most of us growing up, we were raised and had what you might call a ‘normal’ childhood. We could freely access all areas of our house without thinking anything of it. Unfortunately some people do not have this luxury. This is due to being forced to grow up in a hoarded […]

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Astonishing pictures show the interior of a severely hoarded home

A Hoarded Home These astonishing photos paint the picture of the interior of a severely hoarded home. Frenchman Jean, aged 60, suffers from Diogenes syndrome which is also known as senile squalor syndrome. The syndrome is characterised by withdrawal, compulsive hoarding and self-neglect. Furthermore the condition has meant Jean now lives a very negative lifestyle. Jean has […]

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‘Swedish death cleaning’ is the new decluttering trend

A rather interesting new decluttering ‘trend’ has recently started doing the rounds and catching attention. Not just for it’s unusual name but also for the actual process involved. There are a number of ways that you can ‘complete’ ‘Swedish death cleaning’. This is because the end goal is always the same. It sounds scary but […]

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Hoarders are Confronting Clutter With the Use of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Hoarders are taking new steps to confront clutter, through the use of virtual reality. In this article provided by Motherboard, they simulate hoarding in VR to see how it affects them. They said: How would you feel standing in a cramped room surrounded by garbage, newspapers, and random camping equipment? Turns out, even […]

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