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Government block law that could of saved hoarding couple killed in fire

A new law – blocked by Government The Government has refused to give fire crews new powers that could have helped save two hoarders who died in a fire. Pensioners Clare and Robert Cain were found dead under the debris after a blaze engulfed their home on Mather Avenue in Allerton last October. A hoarding […]

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Help for hoarders is being offered to those living in Halifax

Help due to be provided for those in Halifax A new program offered by the Family Service Association in Halifax is trying to curb the growing number of people in the municipality who are being buried by their own belongings. The association is a not-for-profit agency that offers professional counselling and education services. In the […]

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When Does Hoarding Become A Problem, And How Can We Help Alleviate It?

Hoarding – A growing problem… A growing problem in mental health is the condition of hoarding. Hoarding is a mental health disorder characterised by a persistent and powerful difficulty in getting rid of collected items, regardless of their value. Left untreated, this behavior can lead to a variety of damaging emotional, social, financial, and physical effects—for […]

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Hoarding protocol launched to help council tenants in Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Great news from Scotland as Perth & Kinross Council has officially launched a protocol to support tenants with hoarding issues. The protocol, the first of its kind in Scotland, has been developed by a partnership of the council, NHS Tayside and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. Support from hoarding consultant Linda Fay from Life Pod has […]

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How you can help animal hoarders living in your community

Have you ever had an animal to call your own? A household pet from your childhood or perhaps one as an adult? Those that do have one know how messy your house can become from housing these lovable pets! We can all be forgiven for allowing our houses to get a bit untidy and cluttered, but […]

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Obsessive hoarder made her home uninhabitable and nearly ended her marriage

Obsessive hoarder Sue Richardson nearly ended her marriage after her hoard completely took over her home. Sue Richardson has ten grandchildren yet can count on one hand the number of times they have come to visit. ‘Having them just pop in, giving them their tea, letting them do some colouring-in, run up the stairs, maybe even […]

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Council becomes first in Scotland to recognise hoarding as mental health disorder

A town hall has become the first in Scotland to recognise hoarders as having a mental health difficulty. Perth and Kinross Council has drawn up a “hoarding protocol” to help staff deal with people who suffer from compulsive hoarding behaviour. The new working group consists of team leaders from a host of council departments, including housing, […]

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When things become too much – how to help a hoarder

Having to help a hoarder was not what Bec Schuer was expecting when she started dating her husband Lee. Before they sought help the lived together with some room mates. At the time, she thought all of the stuff crammed into Lee’s house belonged to him and his roommates. When they later moved into a studio […]

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Firefights couldn’t access hoarded home due to severe amount of clutter

Firefighters were unable to prevent the deaths of a couple of excessive hoarders who died after a fire engulfed their home. Clare and Robert Cain’s house was so full of contents the fire service could not gain entry after they were trapped when the blaze started in the front lounge. Mr Cain, known as Bob, […]

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More than 50 cats rescued from a home in Tucson

Cats are one of the most popular domesticated pets in the world and. With an estimated 600 million in the world, there’s plenty to go around! Try to imagine then what this person’s house must of looked like as they hoarded not just standard items like newspapers, magazines, cans etc, but cats also. Imagine the smell! […]

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