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Step Forward Project

The Step Forward project is aimed at engaging, supporting and building the capacity of isolated and vulnerable people living locally, including the hardest to reach individuals.

Step Forward project will strengthen the new social prescribing service by enabling more people, each year to access one-to-one support and engage in Annexe Communities social and personal development activities such as community lunch clubs, exercise, meditation, cooking and art classes

Step Forward also has the provision of a volunteer community capacity building worker who will liaise with other Annexe projects to encourage, support and offer training to new volunteers and to access local volunteering opportunities. The Step Forward Project, crucially, incorporates Step Forward Footcare (formerly Twinkle Toes). A service primarily run by volunteers increasing community support and capacity.

 

 

Step Forward Personal Foot Care service

Step Forward supports the development of toenail clipping services in the local community by local community members, as volunteers, providing toenail clipping services for their peers. Step Forward supports the reduction of this pressure on the NHS. It reduces waiting lists, waiting times and will give beneficiaries better access and provision of a basic but important and imperative service which presently is very much lacking in their community. Lack of foot care can have an adverse effect on a person’s physical and emotional wellbeing and for a variety of reasons, it can become difficult, if not impossible, to trim your own toenails on a regular basis. Healthy feet can reduce the risk of falling, reduce infection risk and prevent injury or pain. Keeping your toenails trimmed is an important part of keeping you comfortable, healthy, active and reducing your risk of falling. Step Forward Footcare service is given in a friendly, supportive and hygienic environment at the Annexe, allowing you to easily access other activities, information and opportunities which may be available to you at our centre and in the local Community.

If you are having difficulty keeping your toenails trimmed, please contact us for an appointment.

Step Forward Footcare Service First and Third Tuesday of the Month

Half hour appointments are available.

10.00am-1.00pm

Personal use NHS clippers provided.

£5 donation

To book an appointment or for more information please contact Michele.

Tel: 0141 212 3984

Email: michele.keenan@annexecommunities.org.uk

This service is run by Annexe volunteers who have been trained by NHSGGC Podiatry.

Volunteering with Step Forward Footcare

Opportunities are available to join our team.

If you are interested, please refer to Annexe Communities Volunteer Page

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