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

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Launch of the CLCN Website



The Canberra Living Conditions Network is proud to launch a one stop website for workers and the general public interested in the issue of hoarding and squalor in the ACT.

This resource is supported by the Capital Health Network-led Partners in Recovery Program (PIR).

By providing a comprehensive and practical website, we hope to build and encourage better connections within the community and to educate and support everyone affected by the issue of hoarding and squalor - professionals, carers, family and members of the public.

 Any suggestions on content are welcomed. Complete the form on the Contact Us page with your suggestions. 




CLCN and ADACAS Link and Learn:  Supported Decision Making Forum

Workers supporting people dealing with squalor and hoarding are often faced with questions around choice and capacity.  CLCN are hosting ADACAS to provide their Link and Learn training session on supported decision making and provide an opportunity to discuss this approach in relation to squalor and hoarding.

The ADACAS Link and Learn project defines supported decision making as happening when one person gives another person the support they need to be engaged in decision making. It can support legal and day to day decision. A person may need support because their decision making capacity is impaired from a variety of factors.  

There is a decision support role for people sharing their lives with a person who has impaired decision making. It offers a way to give support that enables the person with impaired capacity to live the life they would choose for themselves.

Come along and join the discussion on Thursday 18 February at 1.30pm- 3.30pm at Hughes Community Centre, Whittle St, Hughes.  

RSVP – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone Cate on 6221 9539