National Hoarding Conference

Improving Person-Centred Outcomes

Speakers

Dr Satwant Singh

Dr Satwant Singh

Clinical Director HoardingUK

Opening Session: Resilience and Saving Behaviours – 10:00, Main Stage

Workshop: Trauma, Anxiety and Recovery-Psychology  11:00, 14:15, Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Dr. Satwant Singh is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, a Nurse Consultant in CBT and Mental Health and a Clinical Lead for a primary care psychological service in London. He has co-facilitated the London Hoarding Treatment Group since 2005.

Satwant with his colleagues have undertaken a number of research project using Visual Methods in developing interventions to deal with hoarding issues, facilitated workshops and training in this field. In addition to academic publications he has co-authored Overcoming Hoarding published by Robinson Press self-help book based on CBT techniques for individuals, family members, carers and professionals.

 

Heather Matuozzo

Heather Matuozzo

Chair, HoardingUK - CEO CloudsEnd CIC

Working Together: Multidisciplinary Engagement Workshop,  11:00, 14:15 Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Heather Matuozzo is a CEO of a Social Enterprise called Clouds End CIC, a professional declutterer, trainer, activist for people who hoard, she also established the Pan London Hoarding Task Force and recently launched a National Task Force initiative.

She has founded the Clouds End CIC to work with local authorities and now helps them work with their tenants who might have got into trouble with their belongings. Clouds End also helps to develop multi–agency groups and co-runs a Pan-London Hoarding Task Force with Peabody Housing. She has worked in this field since 2007 and thinks it is just ‘the best work there is!’.

Heather has taken part in BBC’s documentaries Britain’s Biggest Hoarders, talks frequently on the radio and is an associate trainer for MIND.

As she puts in her own words: “Any form of chaos delights me, it is always a challenge. Helping clients find a practical and enjoyable way to manage their things is the aim. Empowering the client –  not punishing them.  My maternal aunts were hoarders and I spent every weekend with one and loved it, so excessive clutter makes me feel quite at home.”

 

Fiona Bateman

Fiona Bateman

Chair of Adult's Social Care - Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution-Barnet

Law and Disorder: Legal Workshop, 11:00, 14:15 Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Fiona Bateman is the Chair of Adult’s Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution and experienced solicitor with expert knowledge of health and social care law and safeguarding responsibilities having worked in this field since 2003.  She has advised and represented clients in public and private law challenges relating to social care responsibilities. She has also advised on the implementation of multi-agency joint working agreements for integrated health and social care provision and was recognised for innovation as a finalist for the Local Government’s Young Lawyer of the Year in 2013.

Since January 2014 she worked as an Independent Chair to Safeguarding Adults Boards, gaining experience in strategic planning and quality assurance work. Within this role she has also commissioned, written and chaired safeguarding adults reviews in line with ‘Learning Together’ and other review models.

She has designed and delivered legal framework training programmes since 2006 to delegates from public, private and voluntary sectors on a wide range of topics including social care responsibilities, safeguarding, NHS Continuing Healthcare, Housing, Immigration, Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, the Human Rights Act and Equality Act obligations and on utilising the law to achieve social justice at Brunel University.

 

Dr Anna Dominique

Dr Anna Dominique

General Practitioner, Bsc. MB.BCh. BAO, GP. Family Planning

Improving Primary Care Pathways: General Practitioner Workshop – 1:00, 14:15

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Since experiencing her first hoarding case as GP, Anna proactively focuses on ensuring a more patient/client friendly, usable and helpful approach, with empathy and better care.  During a career break from General Practice, when helping a friend with a hoarding Issue, Anne got involved with the Support Group HoardingUK and since then she has worked on the most complex cases at HoardingUK. She continues working with the charity and is currently involved in establishing a Bedford support group, while preparing to incorporate such support as part as part of her work as a HoardingUK Trainer for General Practitioners (GPs).

 

Ellis Turner

Ellis Turner

Environmental Health Manager (Islington Council)

Safe and Habitable – Environmental Health Workshop  – 11:00, 14:15

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Ellis Turner is an Environmental Health Manager at Islington Council who has investigated hoarding behaviour both as an Environmental Health practitioner and as a manager of a team. He co-authored an NHS Islington evidence hub fact sheet with Megan Karnes as part of the Islington’s joint strategic needs assessment.

Ellis also helped develop Islington’s hoarding protocol through contributions and review with many other health and social care teams. Ellis is currently undertaking an research degree programme and is planning to carry out research into the relationship between hoarding behaviour and service provision and access to service provision.

 

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

Tenancy Sustainment Officer (Optivo Housing) and Lead Hoarding Awareness Week Coordinator

Hoarding Awareness: Housing Workshop, 11:00, 14:15, Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Julie works directly with people with hoarding behaviour providing practical help and support in a person centred way.

Julie is passionate about raising awareness of Hoarding and the challenges it brings. After the success of the first ever Hoarding Awareness Week started by Chief Fire Officer’s Association (CFOA) in 2014 Julie decided to start this initiative again. Julie led on behalf of Pan London Hoarding Taskforce (PLHT) and began spreading the word around the country. The week grew in 2017 and is now planned as an annual event for 3rd week in May every year.

Julie has been providing Hoarding training for internal staff and contractors since 2014 and has also presented at Housemark’s Tenancy Sustainability and Anti-social Behaviour Clubs as well as to Fire And Rescue Services.

 

Megan Karnes

Megan Karnes

Director and Founder, HoardingUK

People at the Centre: User Involvement Workshop, 11:00, 14:15

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

Closing Talk, 16:15, Main Stage

 

Counsellor BA (Hons), Dip. Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, Prim. Cert CBT, National Advocacy Qualification, Independent Mental Health Advocate, Independent Capacity Advocate, MBACP.

After leaving her role running a national charity for who people who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Megan Karnes, Director of HoardingUK, launched a one page website.

Having supported people who hoard, their family/friends and professionals in her nearly five years at that organisation, hoarding stood out as an area of Mental Health in which discriminatory practice was common.

Discriminatory because people who were dealing with hoarding tendencies were getting all the backlash and none of the support.

Integrating Megan Karnes’ thirteen years experience of supporting people who compulsively hoard, family, friends, neighbours and professionals, HoardingUK is an organisation committed to increasing choice and control for people who compulsively hoard while ensuring the professionals are empowered to provide appropriate and effective interventions.

 

Jane Hall

Jane Hall

How to Facilitate a Support Group: Support Group Workshop, 11:00, 14:15, Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

 

 

 

Edward Brown

Edward Brown

Benefits Support Worker at HoardingUK and a volunteer with Lancashire Mind as an ad hoc and on demand volunteer

I can’t stand forms!‘- Hoarding and Benefits: Benefits Workshop, 11:00, 14:15, Room Name (tbc)

Discussion Panel – 12:45, 15:30, Main Stage

 

Edward is involved in various voluntary activities as and when they arise, including:  

  • Running and organising a peer support group with Lancashire Mind for older adults with mental health conditions.
  • Supporting individuals struggling with stress and related issues via Lancashire Mind – Keeping the Balance Project.
  • Advocacy with a local advocacy service.
  • Volunteer Advisor with Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Trafford Access Group – Sensory Impairment Support.
  • Trafford Shopmobility– Volunteer Customer Support 
  • Training