Brexit theory amid mystery hoarding rise in Darlington

Brexit theory amid mystery hoarding rise in Darlington

Brexit Theory Due to Brexit a significant rise in the number of problem hoarders could be linked to the huge uncertainties surrounding Brexit, it has been claimed. Darlington’s council has been told that authorities were examining why there had been a surge in issues. This mainly relates

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Ottawa’s Elaine Birchall has written the book on hoarding

Ottawa's Elaine Birchall has written the book on hoarding

Ottawa Social Worker Ottawa social worker Elaine Birchall can tell you all about people who keep way too much stuff, how you’ll know if you’re one of them and what to do about it. There are a lot of misconceptions about hoarding, starting with the one that

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Common Misconceptions of Hoarding – What they actually mean

Common Misconceptions of Hoarding - What they actually mean

Common Misconceptions Misconceptions within hoarding are becoming increasingly common. To have a better understanding of hoarding, it’s important to first understand what it is. Let’s look at the definition. Hoarding is when “someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner, usually

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Artists as Hoarders – the collections that get bigger and bigger

Artists as Hoarders - the collections that get bigger and bigger

Artists as hoarders Artists are bound to collect stuff. After all, how can you create art without lots of paint, paper, canvas, clay, stone, metal, fabric, thread, and yarn? But how much stuff? Has your textile stash migrated into every part of the house because one closet

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Stuff and more stuff – Consumerism reaches all time high

Stuff and more stuff - Consumerism reaches all time high

Stuff Humans love stuff. In modern society there is an innate desire to collect, give and receive endless items. For some this means purchasing more and more space to store all these items. We put things in closets, basements, garages. And attics. Drawers, boxes, and containers. Shelves,

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Digital hoarding: How to know when is enough is enough?

Digital hoarding: How to know when is enough is enough?

Digital Hoarding Digital hoarding is something of a rising trend in modern society. As storage on mobile devices increases, so too does the number of apps, photos and videos that people are holding on to. Nur Izzaty Shaifullizan has almost 20,000 photos and videos on her smartphone.

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6 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Family Hoarder

6 Tips For Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Family Hoarder

Tips for afterwards Looking for tips and advice after losing someone close to you is only natural. Losing a loved one is hard in itself. But when that person was a hoarder, managing grief while sorting through mountains of stuff is even more challenging. Ashley Eneriz is

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Woman tragically found dead in worst home ever seen by authorities

Woman tragically found dead in worst home ever seen by authorities

Tragically passed away A woman was tragically found dead after living in conditions described as the worst ever seen by the authorities. Donna Bettley, 42, was found dead in the home she shared with her sister and father. It was described as a “grim and a distressing

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Mrs S

Mrs S

Mrs S came to one of our support groups very anxious and ashamed as many are when they first arrive. She participated in all the exercises and practised mindfulness, this helped her to have more mental clarity and to learn to listen to her self-talk. She tried the

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Mr T

Mr T

Mr T had mild learning disabilities, he worked in a charity shop which he enjoyed but it encouraged him to bring home perhaps more than he needed. Over a period of years he had filled most of the space in his 1 bed flat. After several months

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