This is a rewarding opportunity to become involved in our innovative Making Space service – helping people with hoarding tendencies make space in their homes. We are looking for committed, enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers who, after training, will help support clients to manage their clutter. We adopt a therapeutic and patient approach with everyone we work with helping to make their homes safe and comfortable.
Compulsive hoarding is often hidden and can severely impact on people’s quality of life preventing them from living safely and comfortably in their homes. Hoarding is associated with shame and people can be reluctant to work with support services. We offer comprehensive training to our volunteers to help them build the trust of the clients they work with and develop a more complex understanding of an individual’s life experiences (often traumas) that lead to accumulating possessions.
Making Space was developed in partnership with the Psychology Department of Bath University and is funded by Bristol City Council. WE Care Home Improvements, formerly Bristol Care & Repair, is a local not-for-profit organisation helping older people and disabled people to live independently and comfortably in their own homes.
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