What is hoarding?
Hoarding is defined by the NHS as “Excessively acquiring items that appear of little or no value and not being able to throw them away, resulting in unmanageable amounts of clutter”.
Compulsive hoarding can be a distressing and debilitating psychological condition, and since 2013 hoarding disorder has been recognised as a Mental Health condition.
How can Southway help?
Tidy Homes, Tidy Minds
Our Tenancy Support Team runs the 'Tidy Homes Tidy Minds' scheme which provides a resource to identify and address properties affected by hoarding. Their aim is to make a real, long-term difference to the individual's life.
The scheme equips individuals with the skills and coping techniques to maintain their homes in the future, alongside providing individuals with better and safer living environments.
NEW Hoarding Support Group
Launching in January 2020, this friendly peer-support group is open to anyone struggling with Hoarding Disorder.
The group is led by Lynsey and Lorna from Tidy Homes, Tidy Minds, a specialist resource to identify and address properties affected by hoarding. Friends and family welcome.
The first session will take place on Thursday 9th January, from 2pm - 4pm, at Withington Fire Station. You can stay up to date with future dates through our events calendar.
For more information, please contact Lorna on 07702849872 or Lynsey on 07766504707.
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