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This service is designed to provide all levels of care, from basic toenail cutting through to qualified podiatrists who are able to attend to more complex needs.

What does the service offer?

Some people find that cutting their own toenails and other aspects of foot care prove to be a challenging task. This can be for a number of reasons including, limited vision, unable to hold nail clippers or reach their toes due to arthritis or sometimes, simply not being as supple as they once were. A lack of attention to foot care and hygiene can create significant problems including pain, infections, reduced mobility and an increased risk of falls. 

Our Foot Care service provides care for all levels of need from basic toenail cutting through to more complex issues which are attended to by our qualified podiatrists. As toenail cutting is classified as personal care, the home visiting part of the service is registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Our team of paid Foot Care workers have received training in podiatry and receive regular updates and ongoing training in all aspects of their work.

Who can use the service?

The Standard Foot Care servcie is avaible to:

  • People who are aged 50+ who live in East Sussex and are in reasonable health
  • People who are under 50 who have a disability which means that they cannot attend to their own foot care

The Enhanced Service is wholly staffed by qualified podiatrists (chiropodists) and is suitable for people who have more complex needs including those:

  • With diabetes
  • Who take medications such as steroids
  • Who require corn or callus removal
  • With other conditions which need to be provided by a Health and Care Professions Council Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist

Is there a cost?

Yes. Prices start from £13.50 for a Standard Service venue visit and £22.00 for a Standard Service home visit as detailed below. 

Venue visit £13.50
Home visit £22.00
Couple home visit £35.00
Nail kit (first session only) £13.00

For the Enhaced Service please see below:

Finger nail cutting (only completed with an other service) +£2.50
Up to 2 corns or areas of callus +5.00
3 or more corns or areas of callus +£8.00
For clients with diabetes foot care must be delivered at home and a sterile kit is required for each visit +£10.00

 How do I access the service?

We accept referrals from the person who would like to receive foot care or from third parties such as friends, relatives, G.P.s, and District Nurses.

Contact the service by telephone on 01273 476704 or by email at footcare@ageukeastsussex.org.uk 

Care Quality Commision Report

  • The Foot Care provided at home is registered with the Care Quality Commission. 

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