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Step Forward Project

The Step Forward project engages, supports and builds the capacity of isolated and vulnerable people living locally, including the hardest to reach individuals.

Step Forward project supports our 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 volunteer development worker liaises with other Annexe projects to encourage, support and offer training to new volunteers and to access local volunteering opportunities. Step Forward Project, crucially, incorporates Step Forward Footcare (toenail clipping service). A service run by volunteers - increasing community support and capacity.

Foot care volunteers
Foot care room
Jazzercise Class

Step Forward Personal Foot Care service

Step Forward supports the development of volunteer-led toenail clipping services in Partick, training residents as volunteers. Step Forward reduces pressure on NHSGGC podiatry, who no longer provide this type of service and who train our volunteers. Those in need have local access to a basic but important footcare service - presently lacking in the 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 toenails trimmed is an important part of feeling comfortable, healthy, active and reducing risk of falling. Step Forward Footcare service is given in a friendly, supportive and hygienic environment at the Annexe, allowing easy access to other community activities, information and opportunities which may be available 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.


Personal use NHS clippers provided.

£5 donation

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

Tel: 0141 212 3984


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