Dates and times

27th May 2021 10.00am - 1:00pm

16th September 2021 10.00am - 1:00pm

The course is an evidence-based training workshop where attendees are encouraged to consider new approaches to support a recovery path from hoarding in a compassionate and trauma-informed way.


As a tenancy management issue, hoarding has become one of the leading causes of eviction. With a prevalence rate that is more than treble that of schizophrenia and OCD, hoarding disorder is remarkably unresponsive to medication, and house clearances have a 100% relapse rate without therapeutic input. This multi-faceted condition needs a multi-faceted approach, with new philosophies at its centre to promote positive tenancies.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course you'll be able to:

  • Explain why people hoard (the tales behind the treasure)
  • Understand trauma-informed practice
  • Recognise how traumatic experiences such as bereavement, eviction and poverty can relate to hoarding behaviour
  • Identify the early signs of hoarding
  • Initiate a compassionate dialogue
  • identify different types of hoarding and how they fit into the new diagnostic criteria for hoarding disorder
  • Describe hoarding from a tenancy governance perspective
  • Promote a consistent understanding of when to escalate hoarding cases
  • Use enforcement action in a compassionate way
  • Identify potential treatment pathways and practical support
Who should attend?

All those looking to expand their knowledge on hoarding, allowing the expertise of a variety of delegates from across all different fields to be channelled. Hoarding is an issue that will invariably be encountered not only by professionals working in housing and mental health, but emergency services, social services, environmental health and local authorities.

Benefits of attending

Here at CIH, we want to provide everyone involved in housing with the skills and knowledge needed to cope in the current pandemic.

Our online training has been developed by expert professionals on key topics that we know you need to be able to adapt to the changing environment.

Your trainer

Kayley Hyman is the director of Holistic Hoarding, a Community Interest Company that offers therapeutic support to those who are affected by hoarding disorder.  Kayley also works as a Mental Health Specialist for a large housing organisation, where her primary focus is working in a therapeutic and collaborative manner with tenants and landlords to prevent eviction and promote sustainable tenancies.

How to book your place

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