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

Man getting his nails cut


** This service is suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus**

We are looking into the possibility of restarting a service for those who need essential attention but this will be subject to appropriate resources becoing available. Please check back here for updates.

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.  Our footcare specialists are trained by the 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 £16.00* 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. *prices correct as of April 2019

How does the service works?

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 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 bank transfer, cheque or cash for their appointments. If this would cause you difficulties then please discuss it with us.

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 a minimum of one week, unless there is sufficient genuine reason for you not to attend. Proof may be requested.

Where are our sessions?

We currently have venues across Reading,Woodley and Bracknell.

Do you do home visits?

We currently do not provide a service in your home.

One off nailcutting and finger nailcutting.

There may be occassions when you only need a one-off session and we are happy to do this. We also do fingernail cutting as a regular on one-off service.

Gift vouchers.

Surprise and delight your friends and relatives by getting them a gift for a special occassion as a one off or several sessions.

How can I access the service?

Download an appointment form

You can download an appointment form and return to this office at or Age UK Reading, 42 Portman Rd, Reading, RG30 1EA. 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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