Practice Guidance

Best interests decision for an adult with hoarding disorder: case example

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This case example looks at how a best interests decision was taken for a woman with hoarding disorder who was found to lack capacity to make the relevant decisions about her items and belongings. The decision in question was whether it was in the woman’s best interests to implement a care and support plan to address her hoarding behaviour.

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