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This is a very exciting week for Stride Clinic and Age UK Cheshire.  
 
Age UK is the UK’s largest charity for older people and they are determined to keep the over 50’s on their feet. Cutbacks in the NHS mean that basic foot care and toenail cutting services are no longer accessible to many and Age UK Cheshire are aware that this can cause older people to become isolated due to the problems associated with painful long nails and untreated foot problems. 
 
It is so important that footcare is carried out by a HCPC registered podiatrist or assistant practitioner and to this end Stride Clinic and Age UK Cheshire have developed a basic footcare and toenail cutting service that is affordable and accessible within the Age UK Cheshire Northwich Community Centre. 
 
Our foot-care service is suitable for Persons aged over 50 years who: 
 
▪ Cannot reach their toes because of lack flexibility 
▪ Have lost strength and mobility in their hands 
▪ Have poor or failing eyesight 
▪ Cannot cut their own toe-nails for a variety of other reasons e.g. they have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have been advised not to cut their own nails. 
 
The toenail cutting, we provide follows the guidelines of the College of Podiatrists as well as Age UK Cheshire. 
 
Regrettably we cannot treat patients who are: 
▪ Type 1 diabetic 
▪ Immune Suppressed 
▪ HIV Positive 
▪ Haemophiliac 
▪ Taking long term steroids 
▪ Taking anti-coagulants 
▪ Experiencing circulatory disorders or neuropathy 
 
However, the above patients are welcome to attend our main clinic in Sandbach. 
 
All appointments must be booked in advance by calling 08456 182 858 and the address of the Age UK Cheshire Community Centre where the treatments will be carried out is: 
Castle Community Centre 
Barber’s Lane, Northwich 
CW8 1DT 
 
Every penny donated to Age UK Cheshire will help provide support and services that tackle loneliness, help older people and improve later life locally. For further information on making a donation or leaving Age UK Cheshire a legacy, click here; http://bit.ly/2k1iZOj 
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