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Hopestead Charitable Trust funding award

We are so excited to learn that we have been granted funding from ‘We’re Hopestead’ Charitable Trust. For many years here at Lofty Heights CIC we have wanted to explore and support individuals living in hoarded homes to look at the reasons behind their hoarding behaviour and to help them identify for themselves, the support…

BBC Radio Suffolk report a sharp increase in hoarding

Our founding CEO, Olive Quinton, spoken to Luke Deal from Radio Suffolk about the increase in people with hoarding issues since the beginning of the pandemic. Olive explained that it is often traumatic life events, such as bereavement that cause people to hoard. These people often have mental health issues such as depression which they…

How we helped a client with health issues move to sheltered accomodation

Mrs A had been known to us for a while. With a history of hoarding behaviour linked to multiple bereavements, we had worked with her previously. Her social landlord has been supremely supportive throughout her tenancy, and had been instrumental in enabling our services to be brought in. When Mrs A made the difficult decision…

Love in a time of COVID-19

It has been a scary time for all. Whilst the media has been busy reporting all that we have lost, we want to report of some amazing stuff that happened during lock-down. We’ve already mentioned the 112 Homeward Bound referrals that we completed. We also did four complex declutters, where the person was unable to…

EADT feature on how we helped a hoarder

The East Anglian Daily Times have published a story on how we helped a hoarder called “Lucy” (name changed). “Lucy” had a job working from home in financial services, and was in fact “extremely clean and tidy” when she left all her friends and family behind to move to Suffolk. But by the time she…