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Refurbished Beauty Salon Brings Joy To Local Care Home Residents

A care home in Kettering has reopened a new and improved beauty salon so that residents can enjoy a pampering session, despite the pandemic.

Residents at Thorndale care home will be able to have their hair styled, as well have access to a nail care service, all from the comfort of the home thanks to a new initiative.

The revamp comes as part of an engagement champion course, ran by Shaw healthcare, that focuses on making sure that the culture in the care home provides a happy environment.

Sharmaine Hall, deputy service manager at Thorndale care home, was nominated to be the engagement champion for the East Midlands. She is just one of 12 employees in the UK who are on the programme.

She had to complete a three-day course, covering topics such as mentoring, training and conducting meaningful supervision.

Ms Hall, who has completed an NVQ in beauty therapy, said: “With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, it felt like the perfect opportunity to refurbish the salon and offer a taste of normality while keeping residents safe.

“I wanted to make a big difference and I believe I have done that, as even though the residents knew what I was doing, they were amazed by the outcome and have often just sat in the room to admire the new light and fresh space.”