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Try our Happy Feet Nailcutting service to help you to stay comfortable on your feet

Man getting his nails cut


Happy Feet is our footcare service to help maintain and improve your independence
and mobility. Happy Feet provides a basic footcare service which includes a health
assessment of your feet to identify any potential problems, toe nail cutting, removal
of hard skin and a mini massage to encourage and improve circulation and wellbeing
of your feet.  We regularly access training from Reading NHS Podiatry service.

Who can use this service?

  • This service is for people over the age of 50 who are unable to cut their own
    nails and do not need a podiatry service.
  • Not suffering from diagnosed poor circulation (peripheral vascular disease,
    loss of sensation or nerve damage to the feet)

What does it cost?

We currently charge £25.00 per session. A one-off payment of £15* is also taken at
the first session to cover the cost of the client’s own personal file and toenail
clippers. This equipment will be kept by you and used only for your treatment. It will
need to be brought to each appointment, without this equipment we will be unable to
cut your nails. 

How does the service work?

We assess your feet and give advice where appropriate, trim and file nails followed
by a mini-massage.

How long is the session?

Each appointment takes up to 30 minutes and sessions are held every six to eight
weeks. You can book your next appointment at each session.

How do I pay for the service?

We ask that people using the service pay either by card, cheque or cash for their
appointments or you can arrange to do a bank transfer.

What if I am unable to keep an appointment?

There is a charge for missed appointments unless a reasonable period of notice is
given. This is usually 24 hours, unless there is sufficient genuine reason for you not
to attend. Proof may be requested.

Where are our sessions?

We currently have venues across the Reading area at
Woodley - Caversham – Southcote - Earley and Wokingham.

Do you do home visits?

We currently do not provide a service in your home.

How can I access the service?

Age UK Reading is based at Walford Hall, Carey St, Reading RG1 7JS. For more
information please contact the Happy Feet team on Tel number 01189 502 480 –
Option 1 or email the office at


Download an appointment form

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You can download an appointment form and return to this office at or Age UK Reading, Walford Hall, Carey St, Reading RG1 7JS. For more information please contact the Happy Feet team.

So that we can best meet our clients' needs, Age UK Reading keeps electronic and hard copy records of our contact with you. We will not share information with anyone else without your consent unless we are legally required to.

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