Assessing the extent of a hoarding situation can help you to determine what to do next. Any of these assessment tools can be used by an individual to self-assess, or by a friend, support worker or family member.
This tool uses three sets of photographs depicting escalating levels of clutter in a bedroom, living room and kitchen. Choose the most appropriate for your situation.
Frost RO, Steketee G, Tolin DF, Renaud S
This scale can be used to rate the cleanliness of a person's accommodation. It includes a four point system for rating accessibility, accumulation of refuse and other items, cleanliness, odour and vermin. There is also a set of questions about accessibility, water, electricity, security, maintenance and structure and health and safety risks.
Professor John Snowdon and Dr Graeme Halliday
This tool will help you to identify if there are issues that need further investigation.
This scale rates a person's difficulty with using the rooms in their house, discarding things, collecting and acquiring things, their emotional distress and impairments.