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Footcare Volunteer

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

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Location

Worcestershire

Time Commitment

Contact Details

Long Term, Weekly

0800 008 6077

About the Role

Ensuring good foot health makes a huge difference to older people, increasing comfort, stability and preventing falls. As Footcare volunteer you will support our busy Footcare & Podiatry service. 


What would I do as a Footcare Volunteer? 

• Receive full training 

• Cut toenails on healthy feet 

• Hold a semi-regular day for appointments at one of our premises (Worcestershire) 

• Give information and advice to clients on good foot health 

• Signpost to other services promoting health and wellbeing 

• Footcare volunteers only cut toe nails and deal with healthy feet at our Malvern Gate offices. All complex cases will be seen by our Podiatrists. 


What will I get out of it?

• You will meet new people. 

• You will have the opportunity to improve your communication skills and healthcare skills.

 • You will be given full training for the role. 

• You will have the opportunity to attend other Age UK H&W training courses for free like Dementia Awareness training. 

• You will be helping to support people across Herefordshire & Worcestershire. 

• You will be part of a close knit team of volunteers and staff.


"I hear some wonderful and astonishing stories as I clip nails and massage feet as a Footcare Volunteer. Some client's feet tell a tale of fashion shoes or extreme sport damage, or the unspoilt feet of a milkman who always wore good shoes and the nurse who forever wore brogues! Age UK H&W provide training from a qualified podiatrist followed by a period of shadowing with an experienced volunteer until you feel comfortable to go it alone. I can highly recommend this way to usefully occupy a recently retired person."

Skills and Qualifications

What is required of me?


• Our footcare volunteers are required to have a patient and understanding attitude when they are helping to support clients. 

• We require our footcare volunteers to commit to a set time every week to deliver appointments. Don’t worry if you are not well or are on holiday, we can always arrange cover for you. 

• Full footcare training will be given to all our footcare volunteers.

About the Organisation

We're a local charity supporting older people, their families and carers. Our aim is to make Herefordshire & Worcestershire a great place to grow older!


What We Do:

  • We give advice - Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families.

  • We provide support at home - We offer support services to help you remain safe and independent in your home.

  • We promote health & wellbeing - We have a range of health & wellbeing services that keep you safe and well in later life.

  • We provide training - Training Solutions offer health & social care skills training across the West Midlands.

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