Your Living Room CIC (Community Interest Company), providing all our clients with a peace of mind knowing that we are:

  • Fully insured

  • We hold a waste carriers licence

  • A member of the Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers

  • All staff have an enhanced DBS clearance check

Your Living Room aims to deliver a person centred service, to residents throughout Essex, that is accessible to all. Our vision is to make a home as functional, comfortable and organised as possible, according to the preferences and personality of the individual client, whilst improving their quality of life and maintaining their dignity.


Our fully trained practitioners work closely with the client’s family/guardians, social landlords, floating support, social care and a variety of professionals as part of the multi-agency approach. They look to ensure that a realistic ‘aftercare support plan’ is agreed and maintained for the client, beyond the decluttering process, enabling the client to return to living, in a safe, manageable and agreeable existence.

We can access additional support e.g.: debt advisor, person-centred BACP counsellor, qualified CBT therapist or attending one of our FREE User-led support groups if felt appropriate. We always encourage clients to be involved in the decision making process throughout as it helps to achieve their ‘vision of a good life’ and re-establishes their independence going forward.

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From the year 2000 Diane’s life took a dramatic career change. From being a HR Specialist working in a national retail organisation to the opportunity of working with young teenagers who had experienced total disruption in their lives, disengaged from education or had been let down by the care system. She was hooked!

This started a long love affair with working in the Third Sector and learning never to be shocked and being totally open minded about any situation she was confronted with.

Disrupted lives, desperation, sadness, loneliness and total despair, these are just some of the situations that she was faced with.

Diane’s previous roles have been as a Project Development Manager and Fundraiser within the charity sector, where she has successfully raised significant revenue to develop major community initiatives, held the position of

Community Builder at Citizens Advice within the Tendring community, using innovative and effective ways to unite communities, whilst developing initiatives to save on the public purse. Diane is continually motivated by an endless passion for excellence and a very organised person, with a strong work ethic. A member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Consulting, her specialisms are in project development, troubleshooting, partnership work, fundraising, organisational development, team leadership and event management.

When she was approached to be involved in ‘Your Living Room’ the excitement just grew.

“Thinking of all the ways that the team could support our clients and link into our vast network of contacts, that we have developed between us over the years, it speedily became a done deal and an exciting prospect!
— Diane



Founder of Your Living Room CIC