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Keeping safe this Halloween

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Blog

Halloween is a fun time of year for most of us, but spare a thought for those who are alone in their homes, possibly confused or feeling vulnerable. Anxiety is likely to increase further if there are strangers knocking on the door of the one place you feel safe.

Keeping those around you safe and content at this time of year is of the utmost importance. Even if they don’t wish to participate in ‘trick or treating’ they should be able to enjoy the day in their own way if they wish. For example, taking part in social activities or crafts.

If you are concerned about people knocking on your loved one’s door at Halloween, there are ways to try combat this. You could spend time with somebody in your life who may be vulnerable if you don’t want them to be alone. While you’re there, you could put a bowl of sweets outside to ensure nobody knocks on the door.

If you are a parent taking your children out trick-or-treating on Halloween, you should make sure that you are only visiting houses that have their lights on or have some kind of Halloween decoration outside. This is a great indication that the person is willing to participate! If possible, try to go to houses that are expecting you, as you don’t want to scare anyone.  If you are concerned about a friend or neighbour, why not invite them to stay at your house?

If you’re planning on having a Halloween party, why not invite a relative or friend who may live alone but wishes to celebrate. Being surrounded by family and friends can make Halloween a little less daunting.

Be vigilant and think about those around you this Halloween. If you are interested in care for you or somebody around you, find a Kare Plus branch near you: https://www.kareplus.co.uk/branches/

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