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Enabling Spaces CIC

Occupational Therapy Services

An independent occupational therapy service specialising in 

Compulsive Hoarding Disorder (HD)

Enabling Spaces CIC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) 

Enabling Spaces CIC provides a specialist occupational therapy led service, we  provided holistic assessments, psychological  therapy interventions, and practical support to individuals who compulsively hoard and who also live in domestic squalor. 

In addition, Enabling Spaces CIC also provide training and consultancy to other professionals within the UK working in this specialist area.

We accept referrals from individual clients, their families, carers, Environmental Health, Local Authorities, Health (NHS), social housing providers and more. Please contact us to arrange a meeting or to discuss a potential Occupational Therapy or hoarding referrals, and hoarding awareness training.

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Specialist occupational therapists are helping people with hoarding disorder to declutter

Yvonne Singleton and Jo Dowdeswell spend their days decluttering people’s homes. They clear out piles of magazines, old letters and newspapers, which can reach from the floor to the ceiling, or carrier bags filled to overflowing with used food containers and other kitchen debris

Read more of the article in The Guardian Online detailing how Occupational Therapy can help and assist people overcome hoarding disorder.

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Revised Edition ICD 11

Good news..... sometime this year (2018), the World Health Organisation (WHO), will be publishing an updated edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), which will include Hoarding Disorder, as a distinctive stand-alone mental health disorder, within the UK.

Hoarding is a mental health issue 

It is not just about getting rid of stuff! 

Hoarding is a mental health illness and care needs to be taken when addressing the hoarding behaviour.  

The remains of a missing 87-year-old hoarder have been found buried under clutter in her home as neighbours say they hadn’t seen her for four years.

What our customers are saying

“Your home is living space, not storage space.”

― Francine Jaylick 

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Enabling Spaces CIC

Occupational Therapy Services At a Glance

We’ve loved every minute of our journey


A Bit of Background

The original piloted hoarding service began with a  local social housing landlord based in Coventry.


Yvonne and Jo developed a completely new approach to address clients' with hoarding issues. They were able to implement a client centred approach, as well as promoting the individuals' health and well being.

They were able to use their core OT skills, theory, and the OT  process to guide their work. This enabled them to work therapeutically with the individuals and at best, understand the underlying causes of their hoarding behaviour.

Jo's and Yvonne's interventions and goal planning  are based on the clients’ strengths and areas of occupational dysfunction, therefore giving the individual control of their treatment plan.

This pilot service closed due to funding issues.


An Idea Is Born

Yvonne and Jo wanted to continue the hoarding services, hence with their entrepreneur minds. They took the bold step to set up our own occupational therapy service, Enabling Spaces CIC specialising in Compulsive Hoarding Therapy. 

Yvonne and Jo continue to take a client-centered and holistic approach to hoarding and having first-hand experience of working in this specialist area. They aim to transform people’s lives by providing flexible and responsive support for people with hoarding behaviours. Their approach helps the individual to self-manage their condition, remain independent and live well. It delivers sustainable solutions that:

• Improve mental and physical health

• Reduce social isolation

• Reduce risks to the individual and their community

• Reduce the cost of dealing with hoarding behaviour and its consequences.

We work in Coventry, the West Midlands area, Warwickshire and beyond.

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Registered Head Office:

Office 19

Rural Innovation Centre

Unit 169, Avenue H

Stoneleigh Park




01926 935055

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Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 1:00 pm (FOR TRAINING ONLY)
Sun: Closed