Based in West Berkshire, Hoarding Disorders UK – Community Interest Company was set up by Jo Cooke and Amanda Peet.
Hoarding Disorders UK is a not for profit Community Interest Company. Our aim is to provide practical hands-on support as well as expert advice to those affected by the varying levels of Hoarding Disorder, ranging from the chronically disorganised to an extreme hoarder.
We support both the individuals and their families throughout this process which helps them to reconnect with each other as a family unit and the wider local community.
We have a responsible and unique person centred approach using professional decluttering, life skills and home organisational skills. We provide an ethical, sustainable and quality approach throughout our work which includes the use of our 8-Step Plan, Support Group, Coaching, Research, Education and Training.
We also work collaboratively with other professionals and organisations in contact with these individuals and families.
Jo is a Director of ‘Hoarding Disorders UK – Community Interest Company’ and also runs her own business ‘Tapioca Tidy’. She is also the author of the book “Understanding Hoarding” which is fast becoming the “go to manual” for hoarders, their families and agencies that work with people exhibiting hoarding behaviours.
She has appeared in the Guardian newspaper, Take a Break magazine and other publications. She also appeared a number of times on BBC radio. Jo was selected as a finalist for the Thames Valley Venus Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Jo is a professional de-clutterer and organiser who has a very professional, calm, non-judgemental and “makes sense” approach to helping you reclaim your space. Jo previously had a varied career in charitable organisations, human resources, project management, book keeping and the civil service, but realised she had a flair for decluttering and organising when she had to sell the family home that her father had lived in for more than 30 years. She has a wealth of experience and skills required when working in cluttered environments and takes a responsible and empathetic approach to the needs of people she works with.
You can contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jo Cooke and Amanda Peet devised an 8-Step Plan to help those suffering from hoarding disorder, and support for their families.
Hoarding Disorders UK is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] (registration number: A1045882). We also have full and public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
We both have studied a huge amount in this area and continue to do so as well as having practical and personal experiences of getting your life back in order.