The Hoarding Support Group being held on 10 May 2017 is a special meeting.
Entitled “Plus One”, all attendees are encouraged to bring along a partner, family member, carer, supporter etc.
The group will be led by Cherry Rudge, she runs a decluttering company, ‘Rainbow Red’ and is a member of APDO (Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers). Cherry is the daughter of a hoarder, so has had first-hand experience of the difficulties and challenges of living with clutter and disorganisation – emotional, physical, psychological and practical – and the impact it can have on the family. She works with clients to improve the self-esteem and confidence of anyone who feels overwhelmed by clutter or disorganisation – or who is taking on emotionally or physically draining projects – and get their “decluttering muscles” working.
Cherry has put together a special agenda to enable those with Hoarding behaviours and their supporters to learn more about how they can help each other, whether it be understanding or practical help. If you know of anyone who you think would be interested and benefit from attending this group them please encourage them to come along. It is a real chance for people who support those of us who have hoarding behaviours to get some understanding and insight into how to help.
The Venue is Jennett’s Park Community Centre, 1 Tawny Owl Square, Bracknell, RG12 8EB.
The meeting is held from 7pm – 9pm and refreshments are provided.
This is a good time to encourage people to raise their awareness of Hoarding Support, the following week, from 15 to 19 May 2017, it will be National Hoarding Awareness Week.
This is set up in conjunction with the Pan London Hoarding Taskforce, Fire Brigades across the country, de-cluttering professionals with a specific interesting in helping with hoarding disorder and a few housing associations.
‘Hoarding is a huge but secretive issue which could affect anyone. Without proper understanding of the issue help is not being made available to people. They are misunderstood and sometimes punished for something which is happening to them, not of their own making. Raising awareness is the key to getting the right services in place.’
Please help ensure we have a successful meeting on 10 May 2017, really raise awareness and get people who need it help and support.