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Try our nail cutting service to help you to stay comfortable on your feet

Nail Cutting

What does the service offer?

Our nail cutting service is run by trained staff who can help with cutting nails. Please note, this is not a chiropody service.

Who is it for?

Our nail cutting service is available to people over 50 who have impaired eyesight, reduced mobility because of arthritic changes, or an inability to reach their feet for physical or medical reasons.

The service is also for when it would not be safe or practical for you to take on this task yourself.

How much does it cost?

The current charge for these services are:
£12.50 for a home visit, or £11.00 at one of the clinics.
We can also cut fingernails for £5 – this is an add-on service to either a home or clinic visit.

In addition, new clients must purchase a nail kit for £5. This is a one-off cost and it can be used for a whole year.

How do I access the service?

People who wish to use the service will be assessed for their suitability for the service and will have the limitations of the service explained to them.

You will not be eligible to access our nail cutting service if:

  • You are taking certain medication e.g. blood thinners; steroids (blue card); anti-coagulants (green card); immunosuppressive or chemotherapeutic agents
  • You are diagnosed as diabetic
  • Your nails are too thick to cut with nail clippers
  • You have circulatory problems

In addition to home visits, nail cutting clinics are held at: 

Age UK Brighton & Hove
29-31 Prestonville Road
Seven Dials
Brighton

Portslade Health Centre
Church Road
Portslade

Clinics are on an appointment-only basis. Please note that this service does not operate in the evenings or at weekends.

The length of time between appointments will depend both on the older person's need and the availability of a nail cutter; therefore be aware that service appointment times need to be approximate.

To book an appointment, contact:

Age UK Brighton & Hove
29-31 Prestonville Road
Brighton
BN1 3TJ

Phone: 01273 720603

Email: info@ageuk-bh.org.uk

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