Promoting Choice and Control in Hoarding Disorder

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Before the television shows...before the clinical criteria...when there seemed to be no support...HoardingUK's been here to help! 


Established in 2008, as a national not-for profit organisation supporting people impacted by hoarding behaviours, we've recently applied for charitable status.


We provide free helpline, email and remote advocacy support for people and professionals.


We provide training and talks to user groups, statutory and housing professionals.


We work with organisations throughout the country to set up and run support groups.  


Research has found that potentially only five percent of people with hoarding disorders come to the attention of professionals. When the problem is reported to authorities and the person who hoards is deemed to have broken health codes, sanitation laws or anti-social behaviour regulations, they can face punitive legal action, which includes having children taken into care and/or eviction. 


For the other 95%, and their families, the impact of compulsive hoarding is a daily often overwhelming intrusion into household and social activities.


Support services, who receive little relevant information about hoarding, are kept spinning in a revolving door of punitive, but ineffective actions.

Communities torn between concern and care for neighbours and their own quality of life.  “The extent and severity of hoarding makes it clear that this can be a problematic condition from the standpoint of public health threat, costs to the public and even loss of life. Effective social and/or individual intervention for problematic hoarding is clearly needed.”


HoardingUK agrees and is actively working with people who hoard, families, services and communities. Our goal is to create local hoarding task forces, involving mental health, environmental, support/social work teams coming together to solve, not salve, this problem! 




Email: info@hoardinguk.org 


Mobile: 07908 22 55 11

Phone: 020 3239 1600



"Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." 

Albert Einstein


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