Enabling Spaces CIC
Hoarding Therapy Service
Not For Profit Organisation
About Us / Our Mission Statement
Enabling Spaces CIC is committed to serving people, the local communities and not about profit.
This unique service will improve the health and well-being of people living in communities within Coventry and across the West Midlands, Warwickshire regions and beyond.
The fundamental aspect of a social enterprise is to reinvest profits back into the business to enable it to grow and develop. It will also provide support to isolated and disadvantage vulnerable people. To bring about a positive change in their lives, help them to re-engage within their own family, their environments and the wider communities.
Meet the team...
We are a team of dedicated occupational therapists who love what we do. We work closely with our clients to customise the services based on their specific needs and circumstances.
We are proud to be a leading Occupational Therapy Service in the Coventry and Warwickshire area and are willing to go the extra mile whenever and wherever we are needed.
All our staff comply with HCPC and RCOT Codes of Conduct and are registered and DBS checked.
Contact us today and speak with our team of experienced Occupational Therapists.
We have loved every minute of our journey... and will continue to do so.
Where it all began...
Yvonne and Jo started the original piloted hoarding service with a local social housing landlord based in Coventry City 2015.
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 Occupational Therapy (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.
Enabling Spaces CIC idea is born...
Yvonne and Jo wanted to continue the hoarding service, hence with their entrepreneur minds, they took the bold step to set up their own occupational therapy service.
Enabling Spaces CIC specialising in Compulsive Hoarding Therapy was born in 2017.
Yvonne and Jo continue to take a client centred and holistic approach to compulsive hoarding disorder 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.
Enabling Spaces CIC work within Coventry City, the West Midlands area, Warwickshire and beyond..... they go where they are needed.
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 debrisRead more of the article in The Guardian Online detailing how Occupational Therapy can help and assist people overcome hoarding disorder.