Help For Hoarders – The Hoarding Handbook
As a London house clearance company, we encounter cases of compulsive hoarding in London and across the UK on a regular basis. This is a mysterious and often misunderstood mental condition, and although people are becoming more aware of the problem, there is often a lack of understanding about the best way to help hoarders.
But now there is a new book which provides a lot of help and advice on how to deal with hoarders when you come across a case of one yourself.
‘The Hoarding Handbook’ is written by Christiana Bratiotis along with co-authors Gail Steketee and Cristina Sorrentino Schmalisch, and is published by Oxford University Press.
Although there are many books written for hoarders to help them with their condition, there are not many books available for the people who encounter cases of hoarding, making this book very useful.
Bratiotis has long provided advice to people on this issue of hoarding. She is the director of SSW Hoarding Research Project, and she takes lots of calls each week from people who have come across a case of hoarding and don’t know what to do.
Often the people who discover hoarding cases do not have mental health training, and for them the situation can seem out of their hands.
On many occasions, people end up doing the wrong thing by accident. Bratiotis advises people not to touch the belongings of hoarders or to use negative comments as this could make the situation worse by making the hoarder ashamed of their behaviour.
This book is going to prove very useful for anyone who encounters a hoarding situation and wants to react in the right way to help the victim to get control over their mental health issue, and will surely provide a lot of great advice to the people who discover hoarding cases and don’t know what to do.
We are a house clearance company dealing with any type of clearance, including those involving issues of compulsive hoarding. London and Surrey are some of the areas we work in, but we can carry out jobs across the UK. For confidential advice call Jeffrey Avery on 0800 567 7769