Or are you one? It has been National Hoarding Awareness Week and there is an estimated up to 1.2 million people may be affected by hoarding in the UK with most hoarding paper, plastic bags, newspapers, containers and even animals.
If you or someone you know is struggling with hoarding and/or self-neglect, please contact your GP or EDDC’s environmental health’s private sector team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01395 571572.
East Devon District Council helped a resident who said they had regained their life after East Devon District Council (EDDC), and other partners, stepped in to declutter their Seaton home after years of neglect had left the home filled with rubbish and without working heating. You can read the full report here.