Today is Social Enterprise Day 2018!

SEUK is running a #WhoKnew campaign and we want you to get involved to raise awareness about Your Living Room CIC and Hoarding Disorder! 

#WhoKnew is a digital campaign designed to give social enterprises the chance to shout out about the good work they're doing and the difference they're making in their communities and beyond. The campaign is all about highlighting the diversity in the sector and is an opportunity for all social enterprises to take part in a public facing campaign. It is also a chance for organisations supporting the social enterprise movement to raise the profile of their own work, whether as market-builders, investors or champions of the sector.

We will be sharing our #Whoknew  ab out Your Living Room CIC on Twitter and Facebook on Thursday 15th November using #WhoKnew and #SocialEnterpriseDay.


Your Living Room will be closed from 5pm Friday  21st December and will reopen later this year on Wednesday 

9th January 2019 due to a staff training course being held on the 7th and 8th January 2019. 

For emergencies only please email:

Or you may leave a message on 056 0002 3662 which will be periodically monitored over the closure.

We wish you all a peaceful and healthy 2019

DON WINS Volunteer of the Year 2018!



Congratulations to Don who scoops the Volunteer of the Year 2018 by The Marvels of Mid Essex Awards presented by NHS Mid Essex CCG. Don has volunteered in excess of 300 hours at Your Living Room CIC. 🏆🎉 #MOMA18 #NHS70
Don has been recognised for the amazing commitment and volunteer hours he has given to Your Living Room since May 2017. His dedication is truly inspirational and we are proud he has received this award.

Harry and Diane, Directors of Your Living Room are very proud that Don has been recognised for his relentless support and commitment to the organisation. We encourage and embrace a user-led service and Don is an important part of this process and the future of Your Living Room CIC.


Your Living Room at The Manningtree Emporium!

Your living Room CIC is pleased to announce they have a concession at the new antiques & vintage place, Manningtree Emporium

The income raised from our sales is being used as funding towards the running of the User-led Support Group, which is held monthly for clients with a hoarding disorder. The group meets at our offices in Layer-de-la-Haye every month between 5-7.30pm.

The venue is family friendly, dog friendly and wheelchair access. 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sun & Mon. 15/16 Jubilee End, Manningtree.
Look forward to seeing you there.



Your Living Room CIC Head office will be closed due to staff training and audit purposes between Monday 20th August and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 28th August 2018.

For emergencies only please email :

Or you may leave a message on 056 0002 3662 and we will ring you back on our return.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Directors of Your Living Room CIC


Good morning - we are live on BBC Essex Today!

Morning! Why not listen to The Breakfast Show on BBC Essex this morning at 8am to hear more about Your Living Room CIC and our specialist decluttering service for people with a hoarding disorder?

Co-Director Harry Beer and ‘Philip’ our client/volunteer will be talking about our person-centred service, which offers a non-judgemental approach to help our clients deal with their overwhelming situation in a safe, unpressured environment.

Tune it for an insight into their world...

You can listen here now:

Skip to 2:06:47

Harry Beer (L) 'Philip' (R)


HELPING HIDDEN NEEDS - Essex Life Magazine

HELPING HIDDEN NEEDS - Your Living Room CIC is featured in Essex Life Magazine - July 2018 edition as part of the editorial featuring the Essex Community Foundation Spring Reception, which was held in the amazing setting of Layer Marney Towers. Our volunteer/ambassador 'Philip', Co-director Harry Beer and myself were privileged to attend the event and share our story about how we provide specialist support people for people with hoarding disorder and the positive social impact we have made as an organisation.


Essex Community Foundation's Spring Reception.

Around 130 invited guests were at Layer Marney Tower for Essex Community Foundation's annual Spring Reception.
Your Living Room were grateful for this opportunity to speak about the long-term support that they offer to people living with this widely misunderstood condition.

Your Living Room's Client/Volunteer 'Philip' spoke about his personal experience of hoarding and how this service has helped him to change his life.


Your Living Room CIC nominated for High Sheriffs Award!

Your Living Room is extremely grateful to have been nominated for a High Sheriffs Award for 2018 hosted by Essex Community Foundation at Hyland's House last night. (Pictured receiving the award, volunteer Dean Welham and Director Diane Boyd ) This award recognises the support and aftercare we provide for this extremely vulnerable client group with severe hoarding or clutter issues.
This recognition is invaluable in helping us as an organisation to raise awareness of hoarding disorder and make our service accessible to anyone in need. Thank you from Harry, Dan and Diane ❤️


Funding Received For Research Into Hoarding

Your Living Room has been awarded a grant via the independent grant making trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF) to expand their work and support people suffering from Hoarding Disorder. To find out more CLICK HERE

This funding boost will enable Your Living Room CIC to create a bespoke database, further developing the service it offers. The technology will help the organisation to analyse clients’ needs, track progress and help ensure that support is in place for sustainable life improvements.


HALF DAY Hoarding Awareness Training only £35 per person - Limited time only !

Your Living Room certificated HALF DAY Hoarding Awareness Training now available at our training centre in rural Layer-de-la-Haye.

INCLUDES: Ample parking, light refreshments and certificate of attendance included all for £35 per head (minimum 10 attendees)

Next in house course dates:

- Wednesday 21st March 2018 10- 1pm

We can also deliver at a venue of your choice anywhere in Essex (max 20 candidates per session).
For a quotation for venues outside Essex speak to Diane on 056 0002 3662


Raising funds for new chairs!

Your Living Room CIC is pleased to say that following the raffle draw and the winner kindly re-donating their prize, we have now put the 1957 KB Imperial TV Cabinet with legs which has been up-cycled to a funky retro drinks cabinet and comes with 4 matching coasters (or can be used for storage of e.g. vinyl’s, toys, books etc)on eBay to try and raise further funds to reach our £300.00 target. eBay Listing:

The cabinet is wired with a plug and fitted with an LED light, interior is inlaid with a blue leopard style print decoupage effect with a mirror backdrop.

The up-cycling has been beautifully completed by Sarah at Re-Vamp Boutique, Layer-de-la-Haye Essex.


Height - 89

Width - 77

Depth  - 28

Upcycling second hand furniture giving them a new lease of life

Your Living Room is proud to host on Saturday 2nd December - 10 am until 4 pm a first viewing of the amazing revamped pieces of furniture by the very talented Sarah from Revamp Boutique ! Parking spaces must be booked in advance. Check out her website:

Free entry and refreshments! call Diane for more details on 07710709632

Sarah is kindly upcycled a decluttered retro TV cabinet and this will be raffled and drawn on Monday 18th December 2017. All proceeds will go to purchasing new chairs for our  Clients User-user Forum.

Revamp Flyer.jpg

You can now support Your Living Room through the New Essex Lottery

Have you signed up to The Essex Lottery yet? You could win up to £25,000.00 and help a good cause. Your Living Room has been approved as one of those good causes. The money we receive would help the people we support with hoarding disorder with the much needed aftercare to avoid relapse. So when you are registering please choose our cause.


Good luck from Harry, Danny and Diane at Your Living Room