Simon and Tom’s Social Experiment

What do you think it would be like if you couldn’t close your own front door?

Imagine the sense of vulnerability you would feel.

Broadcaster Tom Dunne recently accepted an invitation from the Simon Communities to take part in a social experiment where he agreed to leave the front door of his family home open overnight.

The experiment was designed to help understand what it’s like to not have the security of being able to close a front door and keep the outside world away and is part of our Closing Doors campaign.

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