Sarah Beeny Autumn 2017 - 136
for those living alone
Do you want to feel safe in your home, but don't relish the idea of being 'hemmed in' by
your security de ices
ecurity has a ide ran e of s art solutions to ﬁt the ill
iving independently is a positive
lifestyle choice for many people,
but there are also several
disadvantages of living alone.
While having nobody to help you wash
the dishes might not be such a big deal
in the grand scheme of things, when you
are alone and things go bump in the
night it can leave you feeling vulnerable.
Anyone can fall victim to break-ins, but
single-person households may seem an
easier target to some criminals.
You may be living alone as an elderly
person after the loss of a spouse, or a
young person moving into their own
ho e for the ﬁrst ti e nd hile li in
alone gives you a great deal of
independence, no matter how old you
are, you can still feel vulnerable.
There are also issues to consider
such as answering the door when you