Q&A: My siblings think my frail mum should move in with me

Q: My brother and sister think my elderly mother should move in with me. Is there any help available as she gets more frail?   A: The first step is to ask yourself if you truly want your mum to move in with you. Better to find an alternative now than go through the stress of it not working and inflicting two moves on your … Continue reading Q&A: My siblings think my frail mum should move in with me

Six quick ways to beat your security fears

Start 2017 by taking action to protect yourself. The free resources below will help you feel more in control of your life.   Your local police force will have crime prevention officers. Phone your local station and they’ll be able to arrange for someone to visit you at home and give you free advice. They’ll be able to tell you how a potential criminal would … Continue reading Six quick ways to beat your security fears

A solo parent’s seasonal cheat sheet

Do all your prep work before mid-October. This is your early Christmas present to yourself. (Obviously get yourself something a bit more fun too.)   Game plan for winter weather   In accordance with what is appropriate to your property: get your boiler serviced, your chimney swept, ensure your pipes are insulted and that you’re stocked up on gritting salt for your paths and driveway. … Continue reading A solo parent’s seasonal cheat sheet

Seasonal Security

What we should and shouldn’t be doing during the holiday season, from Alan Haffenden, Crime Prevention Officer, West Sussex Police.     Out and about at Christmas   Thieves love the hustle and bustle of Christmas crowds. The following tips will reduce the stress of shopping for presents this festive season.   Don’t try to get all the presents at once, the more bags you’ve … Continue reading Seasonal Security