Hoarding scheme launch

Jemma Thacker (Prevention Officer ' West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service), Robin Ward (Assistant District Commander ' West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service), Sharon McLoughlin (Community Safety Manager ' Your Housing Group), Darren Burton (ASB & Interventions Manager ' Together Housing Group), Suzanne Gregson (Partner ' DWF Solicitors), Steve Close ' Deputy Chief Exec ' Together Housing Group).
Jemma Thacker (Prevention Officer ' West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service), Robin Ward (Assistant District Commander ' West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service), Sharon McLoughlin (Community Safety Manager ' Your Housing Group), Darren Burton (ASB & Interventions Manager ' Together Housing Group), Suzanne Gregson (Partner ' DWF Solicitors), Steve Close ' Deputy Chief Exec ' Together Housing Group).

A pilot scheme has been launched aimed at tackling the increasing problem of hoarding.

The Together Housing Group, in partnership with Your Housing Group, the police and other agencies, unveiled plans at Holmfield Mill in Halifax.

Steve Close, from Together Housing, said: “Hoarding might seem like a minor issue but it’s an awful affliction.

“We are identifying an increased number of hoarding households so the Calderdale Hoarding Pilot has been established to enable all partner agencies to work together, provide support for our tenants and eliminate risk.”