About the Author

Cherry’s late father had hoarding behaviours, so she has lived experiences of growing up in a stressful home with too much stuff and a controlling parent.

It wasn’t until Cherry studied to become a Professional Organiser that she realised what probably caused her father’s controlling behaviours and hoarding tendencies (he was probably on the Autism Spectrum and had experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs – as a child during WW2). This lack of understand when she was younger lead to her having mental health problems, a difficult relationship with her Dad and relationship issues with partners too.

It’s a familiar story that she hears about a lot from family members affected by a relative’s hoarding behaviours. She can also understand the anxiety and frustration that grown-up children have about creating a safe home for loved ones if they’ve been in hospital, have Dementia (which is what she had to do for her Dad), or when they have to clear the family home of 50 years worth of clutter when the person dies.

Cherry related to many of the difficulties that her clients experienced (such as dealing with numbers, forgetting what she was saying in the middle of a sentence, starting but not finishing projects) and went on to receive a diagnosis of ADHD in 2019 (aged 56).

It’s no accident that Cherry is a:

Left to right: Heather Matuozzo of Clouds End CIC; Vasoulla Savvidou; Richard Wallace; Cherry Rudge of Rainbow Red (and Author of the Hoarding Ice-Breaker Form) and Andy Honey of Clouds End CIC

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