Since 2008, HoardingUK has been providing remote advocacy throughout the UK.  We work with people who are hoarding themselves (our advocacy partner), their friends and family, plus services, to work towards positive outcomes.


Our Aims


Protect our advocacy partner, not their hoard.


Open channels of communication between our advocacy partner and external agencies.


Help our advocacy partners comply with legal requirements.


Help our partners access the support they need, and are entitled to.

We are independent of any other service provider, we don’t work for the council, housing office of the NHS, and we are not part of your family, nor one of your friends.


We offer a confidential service, and it’s free, however, there may be a waitlist.

What We Will Do


Listen to how you feel about what is happening to you.


Help you gain statutory support and advocacy, if applicable.


Help you say what you want and what you don’t want.


Make a plan what to do next.


Help you understand the legalities of your situation.


Explain your options and potential ramifications of your actions.


Liaise with third parties on your behalf.

What We Will Not Do


Offer counselling or befriending.


Offer legal advice.


Make decisions for you.


Tell you what to do.


Since the introduction of the Care Act 2014, the statutory route to assistance with Hoarding rests with the local authority.  We can assist you with the referral process, and can work with you to gain statutory advocacy as well.

If you would like to work with us, please fill in our Advocacy Referral form, and return it to

Want to make a referral on behalf of someone else?  Then, please email us and we will inform you of the next steps.

Please note that getting in touch sooner rather than later is advised.  The earlier we provide support, the better the outcomes for both the person with hoarding behaviour, and those impacted by it, including professionals.  There may be a waitlist for our services.

Advocacy Surgery

Do you have a question for our advocate?  Our monthly advocacy surgery allows people who hoard, friends, family and people who work in services, such as housing or adult social care, the space to ask us about advocacy, their situation and the available help.

Our surgery is 1.5 hours long, and you will be allocated 10 minutes, with an option to book a further session, if required.

Please note other people may be in attendance, so please take steps you deem necessary, for confidentiality purposes.