For older people and people with a physical disability, or learning disability, who can no longer manage to cut their own toenails.
Tel 01908 557883
From £18.50 per visit
We charge from £18.50 each time our Footcare Agents cuts your toenails.
If you are diabetic or have other health issues that affect the condition of your feet the charge is likely to be more than £18.50. Our Footcare Agent will discuss this with you at the time of making the first appointment.
Most people pay in cash or by cheque at the time of the visit. We will come to an arrangement that suits you and the Footcare Agent.
As well as trimming your toenails the Footcare Agent will gently massage your feet at the end of the visit. This is not obligatory but most of our clients enjoy having moisturiser rubbed into their feet.
Trained and experienced
Our Footcare Agents are specially recruited and are experienced in providing a personal service in a considerate and professional manner.
They have been trained in foot care by an NHS podiatrist and are used to seeing all sorts of different kinds of feet. Their aim is to keep you safe and feeling comfortable.
All the Footcare Agents are fully insured and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.
No need to be referred
You can ring us directly on 01908 557883.
A relative, friend or another professional can ask us to contact you and make an appointment with one of our Footcare Agents. You do not need to be referred or have your income assessed or have a particular medical condition.
Our service is for people who would like someone to come and cut their toenails for them and help keep them mobile and independent.
Many older people find they can no longer bend down to reach their feet or feel that they cannot manage the correct angle to cut their toenails safely. Other people have medical conditions such as Parkinson's or cerebral palsy which prevent them from looking after their own feet.
The initial visit
A Footcare Agent will contact you by telephone to arrange a time to visit. They will not arrive at your home without notice.
All our Footcare Agents (and all Age UK Milton Keynes personnel) carry proof of identity and will be happy to show you their identity badge. Please ask to see proof of identity if you are at all unsure.
During the initial appointment the Footcare Agent will assess the condition of your feet and record their findings before cutting your nails.
They will talk to you about any medical conditions you may have and what you expect from the service. This is your opportunity to decide how often you would like your toenails to be trimmed, although you can always change your mind later if you need to be visited more, or less, frequently.
Our Footcare Agent will have confirmed the charge with you before arriving for your first appointment.
On average our Footcare Agents visit people every four to six weeks.
Personal nail care kit
You can choose to buy your own footcare kit from the agent if you do not already own suitable equipment. The kit costs £12.50 and comes in a neat red case and our Footcare Agent will help you keep it clean.
Couples who are both using the service will need their own footcare kit for hygiene reasons.
As our Footcare Agents are now able to use sterilising equipment you do not need to buy your own clippers if you prefer not to.
Join our team
We are always looking for new footcare agents to work with us. If you are a qualified footcare health practitioner or podiatrist or chiropodist why not get in touch.
Please ring Sandra Stuart on 01908 557883 for more details or an informal chat.