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Clouds End CIC can offer face to face training for your staff at a venue of your choice.

Groups of up to 20 people for a half or a full day.

The aims/objectives of the courses are:

  • To develop a true understanding of hoarding on which to base tactics and structures one can use to develop strategies together with clients to enable them to help themselves out of their situations and also reduce the occurrence of relapses.
  • When hoarding disorder is understood it is easier to empathise with clients, where empathy exists change can happen.
  • Wherever possible there will also be a question and answer session with a previous client

Some testimonials:

Many thanks Heather. I have received some fantastic feedback about the session. I’m confident that we’ll be working together again in the future. We really appreciated your passion and knowledge, it was a really positive experience for us all.

 Kelly. Bromford Housing Association

The course was well worth attending and very useful. The more people who can have this training, the more people will understand and can help.

Guinness Partnership Housing

Very good course trainer, very knowledgeable and interesting, she kept the course stimulating and relevant.

Reach Newport

An excellent course and an insight into only into my clients but also myself!

East Sussex County Council

 

HOARDING AWARENESS HALF DAY WORKSHOP

  1. Introduction of trainer and attendees.
  2. Course Overview.
  3. Hoarding Disorder Overview: groups’ personal attitudes to hoarding (interactive section); how hoarding manifests itself and why; US & UK studies; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Health (DSM) inclusion in version V (2013); historical cases.
  4. Work attitude/approach – Q&A (interactive section).

BREAK

  1. How to Assess a Hoarding Situation: initial client discussion; taking photos; forming a ‘battle’ plan; how to start working with a hoarder
  2. Tactics and how to develop them with the client: how to prioritise possessions; feelings about their possessions
  3. Some Common Reasons for Saving
  4. Traits of Hoarders (interactive section)
  5. Some Techniques

LUNCH

  1. Q&A – actual or hypothetical situations trainees would like to discuss (interactive section).
  2. Suggestions for further studying: books, websites.
  3. Videos
  4. Feedback forms.

Time: approx. 4 hours with a lunch break, tea breaks.

 

HOARDING AWARENESS FULL DAY WORKSHOP

  1. Introduction of myself and attendees.
  2. Course Overview.
  3. Hoarding Disorder Overview: groups’ personal attitudes to hoarding (interactive section); how hoarding manifests itself and why; US & UK studies;
  4. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Health (DSM) inclusion in version V  – what can that mean, historical hoarding cases.
  5. Hoarding definition
  6. Abi Video/story
  7. Work attitude/approach – Q&A (interactive section).
  8. How to approach/talk to clients

BREAK

  1. Stages of hoarding
  2. What hoarders hoard – Video from Children of hoarders which give some insight into a hoarders thoughts
  3. How to Assess a Hoarding Situation: initial client discussion; taking photos; forming a ‘battle’ plan; how to start working with a hoarder (hand-out1, 2, 3 & 4).
  4. Tactics and how to develop them with the client: how to prioritise possessions; feelings about their possessions (hand-out 5,6 & 7).
  5. Examples of types
  6. Some Common Reasons for Saving (hand-out 8).
  7. Some Techniques (hand-out 11).

LUNCH

  1. Q&A – actual or hypothetical situations trainees would like to discuss (interactive section).
  2. Traits of hoarders – questionnaire – groups
  3. What are Hoarding Task Forces and how can they help?
  4. Suggestions for further studying: books, websites. (hand-out 12).
  5. Videos
  6. Feedback forms.

Time: approx. 6 hours with a lunch break, tea breaks.

 

The course is very informal and hopefully fun as well as useful! This is the most powerful tool and therefore runs through all our talks, courses and direct client work.

If more hand-outs are required, then they can be emailed

Prices on application. Please contact us