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emma1988 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi I live in private rent with my 2 children my daughter has autism and ADHD, we live in a very small 3 bedroom house and her bedroom is the size of a closet shes 10 and she hoards everything teddy’s, rubbish, tags, cushions, blankets, if I try and remove anything she has a hypo and I can’t deal with the meltdowns from it so I have no choice but to leave it 
this and other stuff that has happened to me has forced me to not want to live here anymore I have anxiety and depression and overthink every little thing I imagine a house fire and her room going up so quick because of all the stuff in there it scares me so much. I have a letter from her school senco and am going to get a letter from the GP to ask if we could get a move on medical grounds, there’s obviously a lot more to this story but do you think I’ve got any chance of moving 
thank you 


  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 830 Pioneering
    You and your child need help and sympathy. But the last thing anyone will logically suggest to cure your daughter of hoarding, is to give her an even bigger space to fill up. It is extremely hard to stand up to a determined child with autism and ADHD, but somehow, you and she need to get a working relationship, for her sake and for yours. Can you get fellow carer/ parents to give you advice and tips online, or contact specialist helpers?  There are also specialist hoarder assistance and advice sites. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,593 Disability Gamechanger
    Is your 10 year old the youngest?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 5,879 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @emma1988

    Welcome to the community! :) 

    I'm sorry to hear your daughter is having issues with hoarding. Can I ask, is the GP aware of this? Have they suggested anything to help? I would encourage you to reach out if you haven't already.

    Mind have a page on how to help someone with hoarding you may find helpful to read. 
    Hannah - She / Her

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