Canberra Living Conditions Network
Developing a coordinated response to Squalor and Hoarding
in the Canberra Community
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  • About the CLCN

    The Canberra Living Conditions Network consists of managers and workers from community and government agencies, and private enterprise, who provide services to individuals and families living in squalor and hoarding situations.


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The Canberra Living Conditions Network (CLCN)

The Canberra Living Conditions Network (CLCN) brings together agencies across Canberra working with people living with squalor, clutter or hoarding, to support workers and develop services across the community sector.

Squalor and Hoarding are complex issues that can present in a number of different forms. To be able to properly tackle these issues in a clear understanding of these different presentations and the possible reasons behind them is essential.

  • What is Squalor? +

    Squalor is a condition that is often described as filthy, unclean and foul and one which has come about through Learn more
  • What is Hoarding? +

    Hoarding and cluttering involves excessive collection of items (which appear to have little or no value) and a failure to Learn more
  • What is Animal Hoarding? +

    The accumulation of large numbers of animals that overwhelms the person’s ability to provide a minimum standard of nutrition, sanitation Learn more
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  • Latest News

    • Buried in Treasures in 2016

      Buried in Treasures in 2016

      25-01-2016

        In July 2015, the first Buried in Treasures workshop started in the ACT.  It was a wonderful...

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    • Introductory Training is on its way: Unpacking Squalor and Hoarding

      Introductory Training is on its way: Unpacking Squalor and Hoarding

      30-08-2015

      For those involved with this issue, it has long been recognised that specialised training is...

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    • Launch of the CLCN Website

      Launch of the CLCN Website

      12-08-2015

        The Canberra Living Conditions Network is proud to launch a one stop website for workers and the...

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  • Events

    • Buried In Treasures Workshops

      30-09-2011

        The ‘Buried in Treasures’ series of workshops are a 20 week program for people who want to have more...

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