As well as helping the ‘Hoarder’ and their families, this plan has been designed to empower the hoarder which assists and develops their decision making abilities, organisation skills, goal directed behaviours and planning skills.
8 STEP PLAN
Step 1 – Individual/Family Support Meeting
Initial Assessment – the initial assessment uses the clutter image ratings to determine the level of clutter in each room of the property. Through discussions with the individual/family and other agencies, we can devise a strategy with the person concerned to support them.
Step 2 – Clearing the emotional attachment
We signpost to relevant support which may include various therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and emotional freedom technique (EFT) as well recommending seeing their GP using the ice-breaker form.
Step 3 – Personal Identity
Who am I without my stuff – finding you again amongst your belongings – Through building up rapport and trust we help to change the mindset. Part of our work is to help people retrieve their identity which might involve returning to hobbies they enjoy, activities and social events.
Step 4 – Clearing sessions
We work with the individual/family and potentially other agencies in helping them reclaim their space through decluttering, recycling and identifying items for disposal.
Step 5 – Home Plans
Clearing the clutter alone is not enough. We work with individuals/families to create home plans suitable to their life-style and day to day life.
Step 6 – Sorting, organising and systems
We work together with the individual/families to devise a plan for being able to sustain and maintain the areas that have been addressed and organised.
Step 7 – Review with the individual/family
We meet with the individuals/families to review progress and to address any areas that are not working for them.
Step 8 – Follow up meeting
This meeting is to further ascertain any areas of concern and address any changes needed.