The full range of Choices, including nail cutting, is available within Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Newport counties.
The team leader visits new clients to establish their needs, and is able to offer services at a chargeable, competitive rate, including:
In addition to the above services, Choices is able to consider low level house maintenance and other varied tasks.
A free benefit check will be undertaken at the initial visit if required.
Nail Cutting Service
Choices provides a chargeable safe and accessible simple toe and hand nail cutting service for people aged 50 plus.
The service is available by appointment only at various venues and operates in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Newport. The telephone number 01495 360159 should be contacted to obtain details of venues in each borough, although our office at Crumlin contains a permanently set-up nail cutting room.
Our foot care assistants have received foot care awareness sessions from the Aneurin Bevan Health Board Podiatry Service and will follow the guidelines of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Our service is unable to help where a service user has certain medical conditions or is taking certain medications.
Anyone wishing to use the service will be required to obtain approval from their GP, another clinically qualified person such as a nurse, or a member of the podiatry service on a form that we will send you.
Following receipt of approval, an appointment will be scheduled and confirmed. As the service is neither directly provided nor funded by the NHS, we must make a charge to cover our costs. We provide a gold standard service, and for hygiene reasons provide single use disposable instrumentation.
The nail cutting service mainly operates Monday to Friday by appointment only. Home visits, if requested, are also available, although these will involve an additional charge.
Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly areas:
Tel: 01495 360159
Tel: 01633 656371
For nail cutting only - all areas (Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly and Newport):
Tel: 01495 360159
Any surplus income from Choices is used to support the work of the charity with older people.