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Roger, a resident at Woodlands on the Isle of Wight, has turned over a new leaf this spring, and is working to get on top of his hoarding habits.

Roger lives at one of our supported homes and has struggled with hoarding tendencies for a long time. With the support of staff and under the advice from the fire service, he’s made a real effort to declutter his room.

So far, Roger has removed the fridge from his room. This has cleared some space so he can now see some of the floor, which is a step in the right direction.

Roger said: “I feel worn out after clearing out the fridge, but I like the feeling of making some progress. I’m going to sit down and have a cuppa and a rest now.”

Although this seems like a small step, it’s a massive step for Roger and the team are incredibly proud of his determination, well done, Roger!

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What is hoarding?

According to Mind, hoarding is having so many things that you can’t manage the clutter where you live and find it difficult or impossible to throw things away.

You might hoard because you feel a strong need to keep things. But your connection to these things can cause you distress. And the impact of hoarding can affect your day-to-day life.

Hoarding disorder is a mental health problem that a doctor can diagnose. But you might also experience hoarding as part of another mental or physical health problem.

To help yourself, or someone else with hoarding, Mind have some great resources.