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Hoarding and Squalor


Catholic Health Care


Catholic Healthcare’s hoarding and squalor program aims to support people who have hoarding tendencies, or may live in domestic squalor.
It provides support to people over 65 living at home and people over 50 who are at risk of homelessness.
It can support you when:

  • You, your friends, or your family, are concerned about your living conditions, but you feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to access support
  • There is an accumulation of items at your property, making access difficult
  • Your living conditions are placing you or others at risk (e.g. health, fire or eviction)
  • You are at risk of becoming homeless.

Benefits of our services

  • One-on-one assistance to support you to maintain a safe living environment
  • Improved home safety by reducing falls and fire risk
  • Support to help you make decisions around disposal and rubbish removal
  • Support to assist you in clearing out clutter
  • Improved hygiene and increased ease of cleaning.

How to access our services
We can assist you to access this program through My Aged Care. My Aged Care will link your Commonwealth Home Support program referrals to our hoarding and squalor program.

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