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National Hoarding Awareness week 2024

This year, National Hoarding Awareness Week takes place from 13 to 17 May and the campaign is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The campaign theme is ‘Then and Now’ and it will be an opportunity to look at how education and awareness around Hoarding Disorder has changed over the decade.

Free webinar

To learn more about hoarding disorder this week please access the free webinar on 16 May from Clouds End who are the first social enterprise to work with people with hoarding issues in the UK. Register here.

About Hoarding Disorder

Hoarding Disorder is a recognised mental health condition, and with approximately 2 to 5% of the population affected the disorder is more common than OCD and Schizophrenia combined. Around 92% of individuals with Hoarding Disorder also have another co-existing mental health condition, and help begins with education and connection. Hoarding is not a choice and it can be helped with compassion, understanding and intervention.

Multi-agency approaches are key to assessing, supporting, and resolving cases where people who demonstrate a tendency to hoard or clutter are identified. If you have concerns about a person who may be hoarding then please seek support and advice from your designated professional for safeguarding adults (link to the safeguarding contacts page) and from adult social care in the borough where the person is residing.

Further information

For more information you can also visit the following sites: