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Chronic Disorganisation & Hoarding Specialist



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Life-Pod level 1 training

Hoarding Awareness


This course gives an overview of hoarding behaviours and characteristics, discusses interventions and treatments, and highlights the skills and competencies required to engage with and support people who hoard.
Life-Pod Level 2 training

Helping People Who Hoard


This course helps participants to understand hoarding behaviour and other complex health conditions that result in clutter and disorganisation. The course also explores evidence-based interventions and treatments, and draws on the experiences of the participants in developing skills to work with people who hoard.
Life-Pod MI training

Motivational Interviewing


This interactive course introduces participants to the theory, principles and practice of Motivational Interviewing to help people make positive change.
An eLearning module must be successfully completed in advance of the training days.
Life-Pod Level 3 training

Clutter - Hoarding Practitioner


This learning programme is designed to be completed in approx 12 months.
Part 1: Helping People Who Hoard
Part 2: Motivational Interviewing
Part 3 Practical skills; Ethics and standards; Collaborating with others
Part 4: Shared learning workshop
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  • A very enjoyable and worthwhile training session. I will take back a more effective way to approach various hoarding issues within my service.
    I found the training session extremely useful - it gave me a greater understanding of hoarding and how to support someone with hoarding behaviours in their home.
  • I have to say that this is some of the best training I have ever had. The quality of handouts was excellent and really addressed the issues of psychology behind hoarding and how to approach interventions.
    This is a really refreshing course to attend. I feel it has been well prepared and thoroughly researched. Facilitator is clearly passionate and committed. Pitched at a good level for social work staff.
  • Loved the course. Very useful and relevant to the work I do. The course made me reflect upon my interaction with people.
    I feel all housing management officers would benefit from this course - really enjoyed it.
    Trainers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which made it easier to learn. Thanks!
    Excellent course which has given me a lot to think about and work on.

Meet The Team

Linda Fay

founding director

07841 289 673

Sue Hudson Craufurd

training partner

07742 626 362

Netta Maciver

client support

07421 329 360

Roger Phethean

client support manager

07421 329 380

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