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Supporting National Hoarding Week

Osborne is supporting National Hoarding Week, now its fourth year.  The social media campaign uses Twitter as a platform to raise awareness of hoarding and the related issues. #helpinghoarders

Hoarding can affect anyone from all socio-economic, ethnic groups and age and is believed to affect as many as 1.2million people in the UK.

Osborne is committed to supporting this campaign to help break the taboo of hoarding and over the coming week will work with its operatives in educating them on the signs to look for and how they can help.

A hoarding disorder can lead to serious risks through acquiring an excessive number of items and storing them in their homes, often on floors and in big piles.  Over time as the number of items increase, they become a tripping hazard or worse still the potential to cause a house fire.

Carol Bailey, Managing Director of Property Services comments; ‘Hoarding can be very difficult for the person to recognise and in some cases, items can spill out into communal areas affecting relationships with neighbours.  We are pleased to support National Hoarding Awareness Week and hope that more intervention can be done to mitigate some of the associated risks’.

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