Refurbished beauty salon brings joy to care home residents in Kettering

Residents at Thorndale care home will be able to have their hair styled and their nails done all from the comfort of the home

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:36 pm

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

Residents at Thorndale care home in Malham Drive will be able to have their hair styled and have access to a nail care service, all from the comfort of the home thanks to this new initiative.

The revamp comes as part of an engagement champion course - ran by Shaw healthcare - that focuses on ensuring that the care home provides a happy environment for its occupants.

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Deputy service manager, Sharmaine Hall, with hairdresser, Lisa Burder.

Deputy service manager at Thorndale care home, Sharmaine Hall, was nominated to be the engagement champion for the East Midlands. She 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.”

Sharmaine is just one of 12 employees in the UK who are part of the engagement programme. She had to complete a three-day course that covered topics such as mentoring, training and conducting meaningful supervision. She additionally completed National Vocational Qualification in beauty therapy.