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Monday, 4 June 2018

UK Landlord Magazine - May 2018 - Why hoarding matters

The May 2018 issue of UK Landlord Magazine (published by The National Landlords Association - NLA) includes an interview with Cherry Rudge of Rainbow Red about how landlords should tread carefully when faced with problematic amounts of stuff caused by hoarding behaviours.   

The article tied in with Hoarding Awareness Week, and suggests approaches landlords should take if they discover tenants who exhibit hoarding behaviours that affect:

  1. the safety of people living in the property (or that of neighbours and others in the community)
  2. the functionality of the home
  3. the tenant's ability to abide by their tenancy agreements

The article recommends landlords consider the S.M.I.L.E. acronym, as an empathetic person-centred approach is proven to be far more effective than putting a vulnerable person (who may be self-neglecting) through the trauma of forced clear-out or eviction proceedings.
  • Safety first 
  • Mental health and well-being 
  • Imagine how you’d want to be treated if the tables were turned
  • Levels on the Clutter Image Rating Scale (CIR) 
  • Emotions, empathy and empowerment

Cherry - who is the daughter of a hoarder - was invited to contribute to the magazine, after attending two days of NLA training - a Foundation course and a Safer Homes.

To read the article, click here.

Click here to return to Rainbow Red's website

Friday, 1 June 2018

Cherry Rudge & Rainbow Red in the media & newsletters

Cherry Rudge - owner of Rainbow Red - is a pioneer in the UK decluttering and organising industry.

She is proud to have been raising awareness of the importance of using an holistic, person-centred, empathetic, non-judgemental, non-confrontational approach to help people affected by clutter since 2011.

Positions held

Here are a few examples of where you'll find her mentioned in newspapers, magazines, articles or interviews:

May 2018

May 2017
Thanked for her contribution on the acknowledgement page of Jo Cooke's insightful book "Understanding Hoarding" (published by Sheldon Press).  

  • Diagram of how the ADHD brain works in the context of clutter, disorganisation & hoarding
  • Account of her experiences as the daughter of a hoarder, including clearing his home when he died

January 2017

Mentioned in an article by journalist Toby Walne that was published in The Mail on Sunday and The NZ Herald.

Sept 2016
Getting organised outdoors - article in House Beautiful magazine 

January 2015
Featured in Age UK Mobility's article on "How to Safely Declutter Your Home".

May 2014
Brooklands Radio - Interview - Just Women - 20-May-2014
Promoting UK Hoarding Awareness Week - attending Parliamentary launch

January 2013
House Beautiful Magazine (Feb 2013 issue) - The Big Declutter (decluttering supplement)

Brooklands Radio - Interview - Fabulous Women Show 

October 2013
Cherry's hints and tips are mentioned in an article entitled "Organising Outdoors" in House Beautiful magazine.

November 2012
apdo-uk Newsletter - getting organised for Christmas

Healthy Planet (charity) - Stuff For Free Event - North London (Waltham Forest) 24-Nov

October 2012
Surrey Today - 18-Oct - Transition Ashtead helping people clear out for Christmas

apdo-uk Newsletter - office organisation

July 2012
apdo-uk Blog - What does it take to get you motivated enough to declutter and get organised?

June 2012
apdo-uk Newsletter - L of a lesson to beat moving day hell

April 2012
Anxiety UK (charity) website - Announcing partnership with apdo-uk

March 2012
Snapshot from the YouTube video showing Cherry (APDO's then Marketing & Partnerships Officer) addressing attendees at their annual conference.

February 2012
Serene Healing Blog - Feng Shui & "Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management"

March 2011
Radio Wey interview on The Wonderful Wacky Wireless Radio Show - Carers Week