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Approaches to Managing Hoarding with Housing First Clients

May 7 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Join this webinar to hear from experts and practitioners in Canada and the United Kingdom to help manage hoarding among Housing First clients. This webinar is the sixth in the international Housing First webinar series and is presented by EENet, the Canadian Housing First Network and the Housing First Europe Hub.

The presenters will discuss the following topics:

  • Understanding hoarding disorder from a mental health and housing perspective. This presentation will include topics such as reducing stigma, raising awareness, team engagement approaches, and the supportive housing approach to hoarding applied by Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) in Ontario, Canada.
    Presenter: Jennifer Brock
  • Understanding the relationship between homelessness and hoarding, how homelessness contributes to and/or is expressed in hoarding behaviours; treating hoarding as a multi-level problem requiring a variety of strategies and approaches. The presentation will review the types of intervention strategies adopted and the outcomes of a one-year hoarding pilot as evaluated by University of Ottawa.
    Presenters: Chioma Obiakor and Greg Saxe
  • A collaborative approach that the UK agency—P3 Charity—has with other agencies to provide support for high-end hoarding that aims to create a lasting difference. This presentation will explain how this service operates, the approach to receiving referrals, the restorative work with people for up to, and sometimes over, one year, and how the team provides a holistic approach to match individual needs. This presentation will describe some real-world cases.
    Presenter: Fraser MacKinnon