Tools & References

We encourage workers to seek specific training regarding the use of tools and assessment scales. The resources below have been produced by the Victorian Government (Department of Health and Human Services Ageing and Aged Services Division) and referenced with their approval. For any further information please refer directly to their Practical Resource for Service Providers.

Assessment & Intervention Tools

Clutter image rating scale
Environmental and cleanliness clutter scale
Hoarding rating scale
Cleaning Flowchart and Agreement
Fire risk
Shared action plan checklist
Buried in Treasures: Help for compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding (Oxford University Press)


Hoarding and squalor. A practical resource for service providers
American Psychiatric Association: Hoarding Disorder
A Psychological Perspective on Hoarding: DCP Good Practice Guidelines


Pathways through the maze