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Hoarding and Squalor

There are many reasons why someone struggles with hoarding and/or accumulating rubbish, and ending up with a very unclean, or unsafe living environment.

These behaviours and conditions might be a result of a number of psychiatric disorders such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia or may even be the result of a physical disorder. Contributing factors may also be due to dementia or another age-related illness, the suffering of a type of trauma, or from the effects of substance abuse.

We do know that living in unhealthy environments has a huge impact on individuals. They can become even more withdrawn and socially isolated, as personal relationships break down. They may fear eviction from rental properties and be more at risk of health problems. Financial problems are also common.

If You Are Concerned, Contact Us.

Do you, or anyone you know, qualify for assistance?

Are you over 50 years of age, feeling overwhelmed and struggling to stay on top of things?
Are you worried about the hygiene of your living conditions and feel it is affecting your health?
Do you have tendencies toward hoarding items that are now cramping your ability to live?
Do you feel like your home environment is out of control and don't know what steps to take to fix it?

What We Do

Proveda is well known for its expertise in mental health areas such as dementia, social isolation and suicide, and is a local provider of support for people with hoarding and squalor tendencies. With many years of experience in this field, our team are well-equipped to support people with this behaviour and work to improve their lives with a plan for enhanced living conditions.

There are ways out of this circle of health risk, and through our careful process of assessment and treatment planning, we will we ensure each person is assisted, as appropriate for their situation.

We can provide a way out of this condition by working with each person individually.

Steps We Will Take:

Understand the entire situation, needs, wishes and behaviours.
Assess the living environment with the family or a carer.
Access care and support through evidence-based treatment plans.
Provide support to help secure prolonged tenancy (if eviction is a risk).
Develop a recovery and wellness plan to improve lifestyle.
Help navigate government systems such as NDIS and My Aged Care.
Provide options for social connection and peer-to-peer mutual support.

Why Choose Proveda?

How we look after you differs, as we provide you a little more.

Regardless of how you come to use our services, Proveda offers a broader, deeper, and wider circle of support to help you in so many more ways.

From access to aged care, disability, mental health or social work teams, hoarding and squalor experts, psychosocial recovery coaches, clinical care nurses, as well as volunteers, Proveda provides broader support options. You also have free access to the Belong Club where you can learn new things and interact with others. Proveda offers more opportunities for connection, compassion and holistic care.

When you are looking for more from a service provider, Proveda offers you that little bit more.

Some of the benefits of our mental health and specialist services include:

More choice and flexibility

With extensive knowledge of the community sector, we find the ‘best fit’ for your individual needs. We will bring our expertise to the table, to find the best support for you.

Extra layers of support

We provide an extra level of care that money can’t buy for you, your carer and your family too. Automatically benefit from freely accessing our additional community programs designed for building new friendships, learning, support and activities.

Greater independence

We are only ever in your corner. Our independence ensures we can choose and get you the very best help you need, taking into account your particular needs now and in the future.


As a not-for-profit community organisation, we are focused on you and not profits. Our sole aim is to help your personal wellbeing.

People who care

Be reassured, we genuinely care. We will help you any way we can and share our knowledge. We hope that each and every time you deal with us, you get the support and assistance you need, and we are only ever a phone call away should you need it.

What works best

All our teams understand the complexities and challenges faced by people struggling with complex health challenges. They will work with you to develop a personal plan that will work best for you.

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