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Understanding Hoarding – Reclaim your space and your life

Published: 17 May 2023

Jo Cooke, Hoarding Disorder UK, published a book focused around understanding Hoarding Disorder

‘’Compulsive hoarding can make life a misery, affecting health, well-being and lifestyle, and posing a significant risk of fire, illness, infestation and other dangers. Hoarding touches the whole family and, in extreme cases, impinges on basic freedoms, such as space in which to eat, do paperwork or even sleep.

Packed with practical advice, ‘Understanding Hoarding’ aims to help those with hoarding difficulties and those that live with them. It is also a useful resource for friends and professionals. ‘’

More information : https://hoardingdisordersuk.org/understanding-hoarding/

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