Hoarding – what is it and what are appropriate interventions?

Who is it for and what is it about?

This half-day course is aimed at housing staff at all levels including housing officers, estate managers and concierge staff. It will look at the concept of hoarding, what defines it, what may lead to someone engaging in hoarding behaviour and what interventions can be used to alleviate the impact of it on the individual, housing staff, emergency staff and the community as a whole.

Course Content

  • Let’s define Hoarding – what is it and what does it mean to you?
  • Who experiences ‘hoarding disorder’ and why?
  • How do we assess the risk to self and others of hoarding behaviour within properties and what are our responsibilities?
  • Case studies – How would we intervene and what other agencies are available to help us?

Learning Outcomes

After completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Understand the definition of hoarding disorder and where it fits within adult support and protection legislation and guidance
  • Understand the main causes of hoarding disorder and the profile of those that engage in this behaviour
  • Understand risk assessment of properties where there are hoarding issues
  • Understand the nature of multi-agency interventions and the role of professional judgment in intervening to protect the adult concerned where appropriate

Dates: 18th October 2023

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Trainer: Allan Johnston

Costs: SHARE Members £110.00/Non-Member £250.00

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