My Hoarder Mum and Me

About the Show

About the Show

Jasmine’s mum, Vasoulla, lives alone in a five-bedroom house in London. But behind the front door lies a shameful secret. The house is filled, literally from floor-to-ceiling, with things she can’t bear to throw out, collected over 30 years. Piles of old clothes, bags of toys, even broken bits of kitchen appliances, the rubbish mountain fills every room. And it’s still growing. Vasoulla’s bedroom is so crammed full she can no longer get in. As Jasmine’s brothers and sisters grew up and left home, Vasoulla filled the empty space by hoarding even more. Two years ago, the mess forced Jasmine’s youngest brother Cameron, then aged 10, to move in with another sister who lives nearby. Now we the family’s struggle to get Vasoulla to deal with her illness and get rid of her hoard so that Cameron can come home. Along the way Jasmine speaks to other sufferers and their families for the first time to hear how they have dealt with hoarding. The journey will be frustrating, moving, heart-warming and at times even funny, but ultimately Jasmine hopes it will give her mother the chance to beat this crippling condition.

 
 

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