Understanding hoarding disorder for housing professionals
About the event
Webinar style: Online workshop, presentation, regular polls and audience discussion.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Speaker: Catharine Hinton, managing director, Greatest Asset
Chair: Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer, Chartered Institute of Housing
Compulsive hoarding, also known as hoarding disorder, is a behavioural pattern characterised by excessive acquisition of and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment.
Understanding hoarding is important for housing professionals because of the impact on and risks to individual and community safety.
This session will help you to understand:
- What is hoarding disorder?
- Identifying the extent of hoarding
- Knowing when to take action
- Link to safeguarding and the Care Act
- Positive engagement techniques
Catharine Hinton is a CIH member with 22 years experience working in social housing. Prior to this she studied biology, and now blends her knowledge of humans and behaviour with current housing and business requirements to provide training services to organisations across Europe.
This will be a lively and engaging session where you will not only learn about hoarding but also about humans, and their behaviours.
Free to attend for members and £20 + VAT for non-members.
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