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Understanding Hoarding


Hoarding disorder is now recognised as a distinct mental illness that requires a professional response. However, housing teams often struggle to understand different forms of mental illness and how to respond to associated behaviours.

This workshop will start by increasing your understanding of mental illness, the effect on housing provision and the practical tools and response options available to the housing professional. It will then explore hoarding disorder specifically; looking at how hoarding develops and building your understanding of how hoarders think and feel about their possessions. You will consider the best ways to support those with a hoarding disorder and the relevant legislation that shapes your obligations and response as a housing provider.

This course aims to

  • Differentiate between mental health disorder and learning disability, with a particular focus on hoarding disorder
  • Explore the legal and regulatory context within which housing providers support and address hoarding cases
  • Identify practical tools, approaches and responses by housing professionals.

Who should attend

Frontline housing staff, their managers and other service providers supporting tenants with hoarding disorder and other forms of mental illness.

Dates & Locations

When: 5 April 2017

Where: Housing Agency, Dublin


Members rate £100

Non member rate £110

At present we can only accept Sterling payment.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before booking.



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