STAGE 3 – It’s about the person, not the stuff – practical exercises for working with people affected by hoarding behaviours
When: DATE TO BE DECIDED
Where: Solihull Fire Station, Streetsbrook Rd, Solihull B91 1QY
Cost: £195 per delegate which includes lunch and refreshments
This one day experiential workshop course expands on Clouds End’s/Hoarding Disorders UK’s/Rainbow Red’s Techniques, Tools and Tips for working with hoarding behaviours, and gives participants an opportunity to practice and expand on the techniques learned On Stage 2 in practical, role play exercises, with actors in the role of clients.
Participants will hear from people affected by hoarding behaviours, and be able to interactively apply what they’ve learned in a safe environment, so that they feel better equipped and more confident about managing a variety of complex situations that they may encounter when working as a professional hoarding practitioner.
By the end of the day you should be able to put into practice motivational interviewing and other practical techniques to enable you to help and support people with hoarding behaviours more effectively, as well as the families and agencies who are affected by or work with extreme cluttering and hoarding behaviours.
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share knowledge and experiences – please help us make the day as interactive as possible; our aim is to end up with a community of professional friends and colleagues who follow common best practices when working with people affected by hoarding behaviours, and support each other through what can be challenging and sometimes emotionally draining experiences.
• Stage 2 re-cap & reflections
• Case study exercises
• A hoarder’s experience of working with professional practitioners, support services (eg. social services), therapists, etc
• Applying motivational interviewing and other techniques in the context of working with hoarding behaviours
• Putting the techniques learned into practice with role playing exercises, with actors in the client role.
• Lessons learned
Delegates must have: attended Stage 2 of Clouds End’s/Hoarding Disorders UK’s/Rainbow Red’s Training for Professional Practitioners
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About the Trainers
Between them our trainers (all of whom are ILM* and NCFE* Accredited trainers) have over 20 years’ experience of working with people with extreme cluttering and hoarding problems, and regularly deliver training, coaching and advice to a variety of organisations including housing associations, mental health teams, charities, fire services and social care teams.
Heather Matuozzo founded the social enterprise Clouds End CIC in 2007, and is a professional trainer, declutterer, and activist for people who hoard.
She co-founded the Pan London Hoarding Task Force and National Hoarding Task Force initiative, and runs three hoarder support groups in the West Midlands.
Heather has taken part in BBC’s documentaries including Britain’s Biggest Hoarders; talks frequently on the radio; is Chair of the charity HoardingUK, and is an associate trainer for the mental health charity MIND.
Jo Cooke is a Director of the Community Interest Company Hoarding Disorders UK, and also runs her own professional organising and decluttering business Tapioca Tidy.
She has been featured in The Guardian newspaper, and is 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.
Jo runs hoarding support groups in Bracknell, Newbury and Reading, and was a finalist in the Venus Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award 2018.
Cherry Rudge of Rainbow Red is the daughter of a hoarder, and a former Marketing, PR & Partnerships Officer and Acting President of The Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO).
She was a Member of The Chief Fire Officers Association’s Hoarding Working Group, and helped organised the first ever UK Hoarding Awareness Week in 2014.
Cherry is a Dementia Friend, volunteers at an ADHD/Autism Support Group, and devised the Hoarding Ice-Breaker form to empower people whose health has been affected by disorganisation, clutter and hoarding to start a conversation with a GP or medical professional, so they can be signposted for appropriate treatment and practical support.
Cherry and Heather delivered the UK’s first Hoarding Awareness Training for Professional Organisers in 2014.
ILM = The Institute of Leadership & Management; NCFE = a registered educational charity