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Age Matters is offering a hoarding support program to address the issues experienced by older people who are experiencing hoarding behaviours. Hoarding disorder is a complex issue that impacts an individual’s ability to live safely in their own home. Excess acquiring can lead to injury, illness, increased isolation and homelessness. 

The pilot program will provide practical assistance to older people who are affected by excess acquiring while upskilling people working in the sector to identify, understand and support.  Alongside the practical initiatives, the pilot program will be evaluated on an ongoing cycle to contribute to our understanding of best practices for optimal outcomes.

 

Participants

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by their belongings, lives in the Illawarra and is over the age of 55 we may be able to help.  

Download a brochure or a poster

 

Volunteers

If you’re passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and are sympathetic to the relationship between belongings and key life events, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for support group ‘buddies’, peer leaders and prospective industry professionals looking for hands-on experience.

 

Volunteer FAQs 

 

Service providers

Age Matters is offering training for support professionals seeking practical solutions to bridge the gap between theory and practice in hoarding support. A discounted training package, Hoarding Home Solutions is available to people working in the Illawarra community for just $120 (usually $495).

Enquiries: call 134 478 as ask for Age Matters.

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