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National Hoarding Awareness Week 13-17 May 2024

Hoarding is a recognised mental health diagnosis. It is the excessive collection and retention of any material to the point that living space is sufficiently cluttered to preclude activities for what they are designed for.

Those who care for someone hoarding often go through forms of mental health stigma, which can often set difficult challenges in their relationship with the person hoarding.

Hoarding disorders are challenging to treat because many people who hoard frequently do not see it as a problem, or have little awareness of how it’s affecting their life or the lives of others. This can lead to families and friends struggling to maintain a relationship with the person who has the disorder.

You can read the Wiltshire Multi-Agency Hoarding protocol here and find further resources in our Resource Hub.

Self Neglect & Hoarding Forum

We are a forum of professionals across many disciplines within adult health, social care, housing and partner agencies. We meet quarterly to share experiences, case studies, research and good practice and support on a quarterly basis.

The next meeting dates are:

  • 5th September 2024 – 10.00 am
  • 5th December 2024 -10.00 am

For more information please contact Sharon Covil-Jones: sharon.covil-jones@wiltshire.gov.uk 


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