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We urgently need people to help in our Simply Nails clinics across Powys.

Do you live in Powys? Could you spare only 3 hours per month to help local older people?

Then you could change an older person’s life – by cutting their toenails!

Footcare may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference to older people’s lives.

Many older people cannot cut their own toenails and this can cause painful and serious issues including:

Painful feet = Difficult to put shoes on and walk

Problems walking = Increased risk of falling

Falls for elderly people = Dangerous for physical and mental health

Reduced mobility = Major cause of social isolation

So cutting someone’s toenails really can be life-changing!

Simply Nails is a not-for-profit footcare service for Powys residents aged 50+ run by Age Cymru Powys. We hold clinics across Powys where we carry out basic footcare. It’s also a great opportunity to chat to older people about how they are getting on.

There is a big demand for our Simply Nails service and we need more footcare volunteers to keep it running. Volunteers receive full training and support from Age Cymru Powys – you would be working with us in one of our super-friendly teams.

Our existing footcare volunteers love the opportunity to do something wonderful for older people, that helps them get out, socialise and helps prevent falls.

We currently need volunteers for our 9 clinics in Welshpool, Brecon, Ystradgynlais, Llandrindod Wells, Builth Wells, Newtown, Knighton, Presteigne and Crickhowell.

We are also looking to open new footcare clinics in additional locations across Powys, so please do get in touch if your area is not listed.

Come and join our friendly teams – only a few hours per month is required – and have fun cutting toenails or booking appointments (no toenail-cutting required!) whilst enjoying lots of tea, biscuits and good conversation with older people in your area of Powys.

We will be holding more Simply Nails training sessions across Powys soon, so if you would like us to visit your area then please do let us know.