People say you should never cut your toe-nails on a Sunday. But what if you struggled to cut them at all? Toenails grow… and we take for granted just bending down and giving them a trim when they hurt or poke a hole in our socks.
For some in our communities, living with a long-term health condition or getting older and less mobile, can mean it isn’t that easy. Imagine how uncomfortable this would be! It could mean pain when you are walking – stopping you from getting out and about, meeting friends or shopping.
The aim of the APEL initiative is to support people to feel they are involved in their communities and build their confidence to be as active as they can - we need your help to make it happen.
You don’t need any experience – our friends at NHSGGC Podiatry will provide training and we’re here to support you with everything else. The role involves trimming toe-nails and generally just checking that the foot is free of anything that could hold back the person's mobility.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a practical difference to some - helping them stay safe when walking around, help them get out and about and stay active. If you are looking for some experience for your social care studies or interested in podiatry as a career, this could be for you.
You will understand that for everyone’s safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check, too.
We know that ‘feet’ aren’t for everybody…but if you could help us care for someone else’s feet you could literally put a spring back into someone’s step! A few spare hours a week from you could make a real difference. We are looking for people-people...with a welcoming smile, happy to chat and a caring personality.
If this sounds like you, please get in touch. We can’t wait to meet you!