Care home staff turn their hands to hairdressing!

published on 2 Apr 2020

When the country went into lock down and visitors to residential care homes across the country were restricted, Salvation Army staff had to think outside the box to ensure life carried on as normal for their residents.

One regular visitor to many of our care homes is the mobile hairdresser or barber.  But since people have been unable to travel to our homes to wash and style our residents’ hair, staff have willingly taken on the task themselves, with very pleasing results.


At The Salvation Army’s Furze Hill House Care Home in North Walsham Christine and Maureen were the first residents to take part and both agreed the new hairdressing ‘apprentices’ did a very good job!

Jodie Hemmings, Manager at Furze Hill said: “Everyone likes having their hair done.  It’s good for our mental health and wellbeing as it makes us feel good inside.  So when we realised our usual lovely hair dresser wouldn’t be able to come in to see us for a while, we knew we would need to get on and do it ourselves!  I don’t think we did too badly but I will be very pleased to hand back the shampoo and comb! ”

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