Published: Thursday 15th August 2019
Fully trained barber Wayne, whose mother Margaret moved into the home last year, has been so impressed by the warm and friendly atmosphere at the care home that he decided he wanted to ‘give something back’.
He now visits Coppice Lodge every Monday to give male residents some extra pampering in the home’s on-site hair salon, in addition to their regular hairdressing appointments included at the home.
Wayne, said: “My mum came to live here last April and I’ve been blown away by how well she has settled in. This is partly due to the amazing team that has worked so hard to make her feel at home and I felt strongly that I wanted to do something in return.
“I’m a barber by trade and thought what better way to give something back, than to offer the gents the opportunity to enjoy a hot wrap Turkish shave. It’s a really invigorating experience and they’ve commented on how good it makes them feel. We have a great chat and laugh together and I’ve learnt so much about their lives – it really is the highlight of my week.”
Margaret added: “I’m very proud of my son. He’s so generous and understands how important it is to take the time to pamper and invest in ourselves. I absolutely love getting my hair done and I know the gentlemen feel the same way about their own grooming habits. Everybody is looking very smart indeed!”
Lorna Thornley, lifestyle manager at Coppice Lodge, commented:“Wayne has a big heart and a bigger personality and the men who live with us are really enjoying the theatre of the whole experience. From the chatter and the towels to the steam – it’s just as though they’re in an authentic Turkish barber!”
Coppice Lodge, on Coppice Road in Arnold, is operated by Ideal Carehomes and offers 24 hour residential and dementia care for up to 64 residents on an inclusive fee basis to ensure total peace of mind for residents and their families.
Proud to be rated as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission, the home boasts a café area, activities room and landscaped gardens as well as the on-site hair salon. Residents can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities which is managed by the home’s dedicated lifestyle manager.To contact Coppice Lodge, please call 0115 920 5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org