The aim of our CPD accredited training is to understand hoarding and how to apply a variety of tools & techniques to support those affected.
About this event
This hoarding awareness training is intended to help raise awareness of hoarding as a mental health disorder and give you tools and techniques to apply to help those affected by hoarding behaviour, chronic disorganisation and extreme clutter.
Each hoarding case is unique and the support that can be provided will be bespoke to the challenges of an individual situation. You will learn more about this, along with the complexities of hoarding, during this training.
Session 1 – Understanding hoarding
- History of hoarding
- What is hoarding disorder?
- Contributing factors / triggers
- What is chronic disorganisation?
- Characteristics of hoarding
- The impact of hoarding
Session 2 – How to help
- The visual assessment
- Multi-agency working
- Decluttering tips
- Letting Go
- Support Groups
- Dos and don’ts
Session 3 – Further knowledge
- The Care Act 2014
- The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Environmental Health
- Harm reduction
- Tools and techniques
- Emotional resilience
- BBC Documentary
- Recommended reading
Who is this for:-
- Practitioners, staff and volunteers on the front-line
- Family/friends who support those who have hoarding behaviours
1.5 hours x 3 sessions on one day
Session Times (all times UK):-
- Session 1 – 9.00am to 10.30am
- Session 2 – 11.00am to 12.30pm
- Session 3 – 1.30pm to 3.00pm
This training is accredited by The CPD Standards Office – CPD Provider: 22412
NB: This and other workshops are available to be booked for your organisation for up to 15 people to suit your requirements. Contact us at email@example.com to enquire.
Hoarding Disorders UK is a not for profit Community Interest Company. Our aim is to provide expert advice to those affected by the varying levels of hoarding disorder, ranging from the chronically disorganised to those with extreme clutter.
We support professionals, the individuals and those surrounding the person to effect change which impacts on their lives as well as the wider local community.
We have a responsible and unique person-centered approach using professional decluttering, life skills and home organisational skills. We provide an ethical, sustainable and quality approach throughout our work which includes signposting, coaching, mentoring, research, support groups, education and training.
We work collaboratively with professionals and organisations in contact with both individuals and families.
Jo Cooke 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 people affected, their families and agencies that work with people exhibiting hoarding behaviours.
She has appeared in the Guardian newspaper, Cosmopolitan magazine and other publications. She has also appeared a number of times on BBC Radio and in a BBC documentary ‘Inside Out’. Jo was selected as a finalist for the Thames Valley Venus Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Jo is a professional declutterer 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, bookkeeping 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.
Jo co-facilitates three hoarding support groups in Bracknell, on the telephone and on-line.
You can contact Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Cooper has been working with ‘Hoarding Disorders UK – Community Interest Company’ since 2016 and is based in Gloucestershire.
Previously he worked in sales and recruitment as well as 5 years in the Inclusion Centre of a secondary school. Paul featured in the BBC1 documentary with Jo Cooke and has written two books and featured in several others. Paul is also known for his character Martin Mucklowe in the BBC award winning comedy This Country. In his spare time, he is director of a children’s charity, the National Children’s Football Alliance.
Paul brings an abundance of patience, calm, and reassurance to his role and also brings humour and empathy which are much needed in the world of extreme clutter, chronic disorganisation and hoarding.
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All sessions in the block are booked at 1 time by selecting the first date when you purchase the tickets and are not transferable to alternative dates (you can’t mix and match).
NB: This and other workshops are available to be booked at your organisation for up to 15 people to suit your requirements. Contact us at email@example.com to enquire.