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How to tackle hoarding


How to tackle hoarding


Many people collect items at some point or even throughout their lives. However, there are a percentage of people for whom collecting becomes an unmanageable pattern of behaviour. Hoarding disorder is a recognised mental health problem. It occurs where a person’s pattern of collecting items becomes excessive and unmanageable, impacting on their daily life and social activities.

Our latest How to publication looks at how housing providers can offer help and support to people with hoarding disorder.

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