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Hoarding is a serious disorder – and it’s only getting worse…

Hoarding disorder is definitely not something that is new. Unfortunately, only in recent years has it become monitored by qualified professionals such as researchers, social workers, psychologists, fire marshals and public-health officials. At the moment the disorder is considered an emerging condition but it is certain to grow with the ageing population. The main reason why […]

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Self-Neglect: The Risk of Fire In a Hoarded Home

Just four days before Robert Crane died in a fire at his flat, social services closed his referral. Robert had refused a community care assessment and a social worker had deemed his hoarding “a lifestyle choice” that he had the capacity to make. The 61-year-old had a history of mental illness and was known to […]

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The Why Factor – Hoarding In Your Home

Imagine your home is so filled with stuff that moving around it is almost impossible. Every bit of space is piled high with books, pictures, DVDs and newspapers so you can’t even get into some rooms – not even the bathroom or kitchen. There’s nowhere to sit and no room for visitors. That’s what life […]

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Social Enterprise Day 2016 – Social Enterprise UK

Social Enterprise Day on Thursday 17th November 2016 is an opportunity for the 70,000 social enterprises across the UK to shout about the good work they’re doing and the difference they’re making. Using social media is a quick and easy way to do this. Social Enterprise UK are inviting social enterprises to tell their stories with the #WhoKnew […]

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Blind Hoarder Lived With Son’s Corpse For 20 Years

Rita Wolfensohn, an elderly and blind Brooklyn woman, appears to have been living with the corpse of her son for approximately 20 years. Wolfensohn’s sister-in-law, Josette Buchman, discovered a “completely intact” skeleton wearing jeans, socks and a shirt in a second-story bedroom that was filled with garbage and cobwebs, reports the Daily Mail. Buchman told […]

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Heather To Deliver a Hoarding Awareness Talk In Leeds

Later this month, on the 22nd of September, Heather will be travelling to Leeds to deliver a talk on hoarding and how it is becoming a problem within the sector. Hoarding has been identified as a growing problem within the sector, and landlords face tough decisions on how best to support vulnerable tenants putting themselves […]

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The Woman Turning Rubbish Into Homes

Burning rubbish is a common sight in Karachi, a city that produces 12,000 tonnes of it a day. “I used to get very mad when garbage was burned,”Nargis Latif explains, remembering a street sweeper who used to burn it in her neighbourhood. So, as her condition improved, Latif started to research ways of making use […]

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Animal Hoarding – A Complex Phenomenon

Animal hoarding is a complex phenomenon, the psychopathology of which is still poorly understood. It has only recently been recognized by the American Psychological Association through its inclusion in the standard reference for mental-health professionals, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. According to the DSM, animal hoarding is characterized by “the accumulation of […]

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More Cat Hoarding Cases in Singapore in Recent Years

More cases of cats being hoarded has reportedly been increasing in Singapore in recent years, the Cat Welfare Society said recently. In 2009, the CWS said it handled about five cases on average a year. The number of cases, however, has climbed to about seven to 10 annually, due to an increase in awareness from members […]

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‘Collecting Life Without Living It’ – A Conference to highlight the problem of hoarding

In 2002, Judy Nicholas was almost killed in a road accident. The near-death experience was a wake-up call. For 35 years the former nurse had hoarded clothes, furniture and knick-knacks at her Eastwood home. She could be found collecting junk from the roadside and haunted garage sales and op shops, “stuffing the house with objects”. The […]

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