Tackling Hoarding in Social Housing

Hoarding is a costly and resource-intensive problem for social housing providers. It is now recognised as a mental illness and with that comes protection for the hoarder in terms of enforcement action. It is estimated that the average hoarder costs a provider at least £35,000 over the life of the tenancy, and this figure is corroborated in independent findings. Jack Moore specialises in dealing with hoarding disorder and is a popular speaker at national safeguarding events and conferences. Jack is the Chartered Institute of Housing’s national trainer on hoarding. He is a proponent of partnership with Fire and Rescue and a shared hoarding database, use of the Clutter Image Rating, investment in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for relevant cases, action planning with strict timescales, and relapse prevention.

Hoarding support package and Hoarding training

Due to increasing demand from housing providers for ongoing support, Jack now offers an annual Support Package for Hoarding in Social Housing (HISH). The package offers true value for money and clients should see measurable and significant savings in their asset management finances.

Hoarding Support Package

Providers can also opt for bespoke training and consultancy on a day-fee basis (See the Advanced Hoarding Workshop as an example).

Advanced Hoarding Workshop

RESPECT MY STUFF Ltd – Company number: 11032418
Registered Office: Mouse House, Hamstead Road, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0YA

Recent (in-house) clients include:

Choice Housing
PA Housing Group (Leicester and London)
Yarlington Housing Group
Homes for Haringey
Victory Housing Trust
Homes in Sedgemoor
Alpha Housing Group
Genesis HA
City of Stoke-on-Trent
LB Hammersmith and Fulham
South Cambs DC
Christian Action HA
English Rural HA
Central Bedfordshire DC
United Welsh
Conwy CBC
Anglesey CC
LB Hillingdon
LB Camden
Coastline HA
Barnsbury HA
Pembrokeshire CC
Vale of Glamorgan CC

Plus many more for open access Hoarding workshops

Norfolk Safeguarding Conference 2016

Jack Moore speaking on Self-neglect and Hoarding at Norfolk Safeguarding Conference.

Jack Moore Respect My Stuff
There’s always a positive way forward for people who hoard. Housing providers have no real option but to ‘take the lead’ and my training will give you the confidence and tools to do so. 
Jack MooreRespect My Stuff Ltd

Testimonial – January 2018

Jack recently delivered his excellent Hoarding Workshop for colleagues at English Rural and everyone reported a much better understanding of all types of hoarding and are much more confident in tackling current and future hoarding cases.

Jack’s training was delivered in a professional and relaxed manner and it is clear he has extensively researched hoarding good practice worldwide and has coupled this, along with housing and mental health legislation and his working knowledge of hoarders in the UK and Republic of Ireland, in developing a workable and effective model to tackle hoarding in the short and longer term.

Such was the confidence boost to English Rural that as a result of the training we immediately set upon taking the lead in arranging a multi-disciplinary meeting in Hampshire to progress a long standing extreme hoarding case. With Jack’s professional guidance we were able to engage social workers, fire and rescue, environmental health and others in a practical meeting with agreed actions and a realistic opportunity of avoiding costly enforcement through the courts.

We are happy to recommend Jack Moore from Respect My Stuff as a leading trainer and consultant on hoarding in the social housing sector.

Kathryn HarrisonHousing Services Manager, English Rural Housing Association